Manuscript Review with Literary Agent Sam Hiyate



45-minute 1-on-1 meeting with Literary Agent Sam Hiyate, including a pre-reading of your manuscript & book synopsis

About the 1-on-1 Meetings

Sometimes you just need an expert to look at your work.

Literary Agent Sam Hiyate will meet you 1-on-1 via Zoom to give detailed feedback about your manuscript or book proposal. This includes:

  • 45 minutes 1-on-1 with a literary agent with 30+ years of experience
  • A thorough pre-reading of 20 pages (double-spaced) of your writing
  • A close look at your synopsis or book outline

If you are in Toronto, Canada, and prefer to meet in person, we can arrange a face-to-face meeting (just contact us). 

See Sam in action:


About Sam Hiyate

Sam is President of The Rights Factory, an international literary agency based in Toronto.

In his 30+ year publishing career he has worked at literary magazines, small presses and with New York Times & Globe and Mail bestsellers. 

Sam has published bestselling authors including: 

Sam has edited and represented genres from debut fiction and memoir to narrative non-fiction and graphic novels.

He teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto, and publishing at Ryerson University. He is a regular lecturer and speaker at other colleges, universities, and writing conferences.

What writers are saying about Sam

"I can’t remember a more enjoyable and informative presentation. Sam's stories from the world of publishing vividly illustrated his points. His ability to focus on each person’s work and rearrange elements showed directorial genius… I am very glad I attended and look forward to querying Sam when I am further along in [my writing].”
 Tim Christian, Victoria

"I had a wonderful time with Sam yesterday. Could you please extend my appreciation to him for his time and all his invaluable advice? I cannot thank you and Sam enough for organizing this unique opportunity for new novelists such as myself. I hope to have another meeting with him in the future." 
 Yale Wang, Toronto

“What I love about working with Sam is that it gives me a greater understanding of the industry. You can try to study creative writing in a class, but it's hard to learn what will set you apart until you work with someone who sells books for a living! If your goal is to eventually publish, I think Sam's advice and support is invaluable. He has added tremendous value to my near-finished manuscript.”
 Amy Dixon, Toronto

How it Works

Once you purchase your session, we'll email you within 2 business days to schedule a meeting date and time, and to chat about any specific requirements or requests you have. 

We'll need to receive your manuscript pages and your synopsis 5 days in advance of your meeting so that Sam has a chance to read them thoroughly.

At the time of your meeting, Sam will contact you by Zoom to dive right in!

You'll walk away with excellent insight from a professional about how to write, improve, market and sell your book or other work!

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