Samar Hammam ~ Writing Award Judge

Samar Hammam is judging the 2024 Writing Award and searching for a writer to represent and publish!

Samar Hammam is judging the 2024 Writing Award and searching for a writer to represent and publish! She founded Rocking Chair Books Literary Agency in 2013 after six years as a Director at Toby Eady Associates. Prior to that she worked as a literary scout in New York City for Linda Clark Associates.

Samar is a primary agent, but works with other agencies to represent their rights in translation.

Rocking Chair Books Literary Agency motto is original and page-turning books, so she's always on the lookout for something distinctive, and works across all genres in adult fiction and non-fiction. Diversity or a twist or strong hook that makes the work particularly stand out. She likes to stay open to what comes her way, and to let the book and the author drive the journey.

I'm looking forward to reading your entries and hoping to find a hidden gem to publish!

About Rocking Chair Books Literary Agency

Rocking Chair Books Literary Agency is a literary agency focusing on adult commercial fiction, literary fiction, graphic novels, and general non-fiction for publication around the world. They represent select writers with total dedication and love.

Rocking Chair Books help shape a writer’s work so that it is ready to be considered by the top publishing houses around the world. They work with the best film and TV agents, strive for the biggest deals, the best contractual terms, and ensure that the promotion is to the highest standard.

They believe that every great book is born out of headspace, emotion - places where spreadsheets and timetables don’t always make sense. It is an elusive, exciting, and mind-altering product.

The journey from a word to a book feels like holding two sticks up and saying - let's make fire. So, if you're ready for it, please enter your work into the 2021 Writing Award. Rocking Chair Books understands that it comes attached to your life. Thus, they will handle it with care and passion.

Their motto:

Live, dream, dance, celebrate, make great choices, make stupid choices, screw up, fail, get back up, laugh. But always write. And come find us.

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