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2024 Bombeck Workshop Agent Sam Hiyate

Sam Hiyate

Sam Hiyate is founder and CEO of The Rights Factory, a boutique literary agency in Toronto, and host of the podcast Agent Provocateur.

In his three decades of publishing, he has worked at literary magazines and small presses and as an agent with New York Times bestselling authors, editing, publishing and representing everything from debut fiction, memoir and narrative nonfiction to graphic novels.

He loves humor and loves to discover and help new writers prepare their works for the market and build lasting careers with their talent.