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2020 Bombeck workshop faculty Sam Hiyate

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Sam Hiyate

Sam Hiyate worked at the literary magazines Blood & Aphorisms and The Quarterly in the 1990s. He ran the edgy micropublisher Gutter Press from 1993 to 2002. He launched the literary division of the Lavin Agency in 2003. Sam's projects for the Rights Factory, where he is president and CEO, have been in various categories, including memoir, literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, lifestyle, self-improvement, and graphic novels. He's looking for works of all categories. He loves humor and loves to discover and help new writers prepare their works for the market and build lasting careers with their talent.