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Launched in 2014, Book Pipeline was conceived by the creators of industry-leader Script Pipeline as the first competition specifically seeking new material for film and television adaptation. Book Pipeline actively develops writers worldwide and prepares their work for ongoing, widespread exposure to producers, agents, and other execs in need of projects for all markets, indie and studio.

For 20 years, Script Pipeline has bridged the gap between up-and-coming writers and the industry through a unique, long-term, hands-on facilitation process. The result thus far has been $6 million in scripts sold to studios and networks since 1999. In total, across both Book and Script Pipeline, over 20,000 pieces of creative material are reviewed annually, with over 1,800 entries submitted to Book Pipeline in 2018.

Learn more about Script Pipeline and Pipeline Media Group (PMG).

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December 31st, 2018 Non-fiction Competition

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Testimonials

“Everything about my experience with Book Pipeline so far has been wonderful. It means a great deal to me to have them out there advocating, stomping the earth for my work. I believe in passion, and respond to it, and look for it, and the Pipeline team has been showing me loud and clear their passion for 'The Last To See Me.' I like collaboration, and a shared sense of value, and unexpected stories. This is one of them.”

M Dressler (The Last to See Me)Book Pipeline Winner

“This contest is legit. Prior to the option agreement, Book Pipeline pushed my book week after week, month after month to anyone who would listen to the potential Raymond Washington’s life story held. I am hopeful now that one day 'I am Raymond Washington' will exist on either the small or big screen so audiences can learn of this amazing person and the life he lived.”

Zach Fortier (I Am Ray Washington)Book Pipeline Winner

“Of all the contests I've entered (and even won), I've received the most information, the most exposure, and the most mentoring from Book Pipeline.”

Milo Behr (Beowulf: A Bloody Calculus)Book Pipeline Winner

“Being named a finalist felt like official validation of what everyone kept telling me: "Your book should be a movie." Book Pipeline's knowledge and guidance have given me priceless behind-the-scenes insights into the entertainment industry, and their connections provided a foot in the door. Possibly best of all is their excitement about my story and their commitment to helping it reach a broader audience.”

Melanie Thorne (Hand Me Down)Book Pipeline Finalist

“Placing as a Semifinalist for my short story was a huge confidence boost, and I learned a lot in the process. As a new author without any published fiction work who submitted a psychological drama about a 6-foot-tall talking pigeon, the odds probably weren't in my favor--but their unbiased judges saw the potential in my insane idea. I really appreciated their straightforward feedback, and I look forward to continue building the story with them, which is honestly the best part of the deal.”

Elvin Sabla (Flight of the Pigeon Man)Book Pipeline Semifinalist

“Book Pipeline opened my eyes to entirely new avenues for my writing. I've always considered myself a novelist, yet being selected in the top 10 gave me a sense of when my concepts are screen-worthy, or might even endure through a series. They have tirelessly advised me how to structure pitches for these markets, which is a skill that will last my whole writing career. To be counted amongst these outstanding authors makes me feel proud. ”

Keith Leitch (Too Much Information)Book Pipeline Semifinalist

“Becoming a Book Pipeline finalist has been a welcome bit of news. There are few opportunities in life to reinvent yourself, and this one of them. Perhaps the most surprising aspect is how unintimidating the folks at Book Pipeline are: highly approachable and sincerely interested in my success.”

W. Lawrence (Syncing Forward)Book Pipeline Finalist

“Being named a finalist has definitely increased both the profile of my book and its perceived market value. The Book Pipeline team has impressed me every step of the way with their high standards, organisation, individual attention, and industry savvy. I can honestly say that they contribute the same level of drive, commitment, and professionalism on their end as conduit-builders as I do on my end as a writer. I know that I am in good hands and highly recommend Book Pipeline to any writer who is serious about introducing their work to the entertainment industry.”

Stacia Saint Owens (Auto-Erotica)Book Pipeline Finalist

“Though my first self-published novel was an award winner and was picked up by a producer, getting a self-published book recognized is an arduous process. I took a different tact with my second novel, and entered it into Book Pipeline, and now I have a chance to pitch it to industry professionals. Wish I had done that with my first book!”

Douglas Wentworth (CarnEvil)Book Pipeline Semifinalist

“Having been named a Book Pipeline semifinalist not only gave me a lift, but it renewed my hope of turning some of my novels into films. They are terrific at putting production companies together with writers. I recommend all screenwriter and authors submit.”

Libby Fischer Hellmann (A Bitter Veil)Book Pipeline Semifinalist

“Writers work alone. Someone saying 'your book should be a movie' can make my day. When 'Six Passengers, Five Parachutes' was selected as a Book Pipeline Semifinalist, it made my year. It’s a tremendous honor, and it not only inspires me to keep going, but it makes the book more appealing and proves it’s a legitimate thriller.”

Ian BullBook Pipeline Semifinalist

Interviews

Milo Behr

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Winner of Book Pipeline’s inaugural season (2014), Milo Behr’s Beowulf: A Bloody Calculus pulls the reader deep into a noir future with heavy commentaries on social construction and the politics of violence and criminal justice, yet all wrapped in a surprisingly fun, nuanced genre narrative. Milo’s multifaceted background continues to shape the subject matter of his writing and further carve out a niche all his own. Obviously we’re a fan of your writing in Beowulf: A Bloody Calculus, and we’re not alone—the book has had its fair share of critical praise. How did the concept come about and what were the driving forces behind its (many) layers, both in terms of the narrative and the style? It did land well critically. Thrilled about that (Best Sci-fi at IPPY, IPA, London, and Beverly Hills, and most importantly, ahem, Grand Prize Winner at Book Pipeline). It’s impossible to know for sure why that was—a…

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Book Pipeline: Spotlight

Six of Crows – Spotlight

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The Book Pipeline Spotlight articles cover novels, non-fiction, and other published works that we feel deserve adaptation for film and television. Know of a story that’s flying under the radar you’d like to see adapted? Email us.  Author – Leigh Bardugo Type – Book Genre – Fantasy / Heist Publisher – Henry Holt and Company Published – 2015 Ironically, when it comes to originality, you’d be hard-pressed to find it in the fantasy genre. Virtually every permutation of a world-ending war, quest for a a lost princess, usurpation of a throne, or a Chosen One saving the world has been done to death. Enter Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Instead of following those heavily trodden fantasy tales, it does something a little different— A heist. Kaz Brekker, an infamous thief, is promised a very large sum of money to rescue scientist Bo Yul-Bayur from the dreaded Ice Court. Bo Yul-Bayur has discovered jurda parem,…

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