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Workshop Author Signs With Agent

After recommendation from the Workshop team, Laura Garrison signed with The Jennifer De Chiara Agency.


Pipeline Artists

A platform for creatives - now accepting short fiction


Agent Signs Book Pipeline Winner

Unpublished Winner Laura Picklesimer signed with The Rights Factory


Book Pipeline Finalists Secure Publishing Deal

Unpublished Finalists Jessi Honard & Marie Parks signed a deal with Not a Pipe Publishing


Book Pipeline: Adaptation

Next season opens November 2021


Book Pipeline on Twitter

#PipelineAuthors virtual mixers every Thursday @ 5pm Pacific


Book Pipeline: Unpublished

Next season opens November 2021.


Amy B. Scher Wins 2020 Adaptation Competition

"This Is How I Save My Life" lauded by Pipeline execs as a potential "cinematic gem"


Debut Novel by Book Pipeline Winner Releases 2021

Tara Stringfellow's "Memphis" published by Dial Press (Penguin Random House)


Book Pipeline Supports NaNoWriMo

Join one of the largest communities of new authors


Winner "The Last to See Me" Spins a Fresh Take on a Ghost Story

Sequel "I See You So Close" released in 2020 by Simon & Schuster


Book Pipeline Winner: Whistleblower Exposes Unethical Administration

Paula Pedene's remarkable story detailed in "A Sacred Duty"


Book Pipeline Co-Hosts Session at the Writer's Digest Conference

The 2019 NYC event drew close to 1,000 attendees


Book Pipeline Winner: Biography Highlights True Founder of Crips

The life of gang leader Raymond Washington by Zach Fortier


Book Pipeline Winner: A Timely One-Woman Comedy Play

"Application Pending" earns critical praise and multiple awards


Book Pipeline Winner: Vivid Neo-Noir Breathes Life into the Genre

Milo Behr's impressive novel wins first Book Pipeline season


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Adaptation Contest

The Book Pipeline Adaptation contest seeks published books, graphic novels, short stories, and plays for film and TV adaptation. Winner and finalists receive development and circulation to producers.

Next Season Opens: November 2021


Unpublished Contest

The Book Pipeline Unpublished contest reviews unpublished manuscripts across multiple categories of fiction and nonfiction. Select publishers and agents get first look at the winners and runners-up.

Next Season Opens: November 2021



Launched in 2014, Book Pipeline connects writers worldwide with publishers, agents, and the film industry. Through two submission platforms—Unpublished and Adaptation—the company seeks both new and established authors.

For over 20 years, 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 $8 million in scripts sold to studios and networks since 1999, most recently the seven-figure sale of Script Pipeline finalist Bring Me Back to Legendary Entertainment. In total, across Film, Book, and Script Pipeline, approximately 25,000 pieces of creative material are reviewed annually, with over 4,000 entries submitted to Book Pipeline in 2020.

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2022 Adaptation Season

November 15th, 2021 Adaptation Contest

Book Pipeline: Spotlight

Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours

By Spotlight - Must-Reads

Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours by Tony Oppedisano with Mary Jane Ross memoir Scribner – June 2021 Ol’ Blue Eyes. The Chairman of the Board. The Sultan of Swoon. Saying I like Frank Sinatra is akin to saying that New Yorkers are just a little annoyed by slow walkers—the understatement of the millennium. In my humble opinion, Sinatra is the personification of the fragility and false pretenses of the oft-discussed “American Dream.” He was a man who seemingly had achieved every single possible accolade someone in his profession could—the first true entertainment superstar the world had ever seen. And yet, he was a person at war with himself—someone brimming over with contradictions, self-loathing, and loneliness. To put it lightly, he is endlessly fascinating—an exemplification of the necessity of checking your expectations (and assumptions) of what defines happiness at the door. I wear the label of “Sinatra Superfan”…

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From Book Pipeline Writers

“As any debut writer knows, navigating the submission process after bleeding into your first manuscript can be truly lonely and brutal. Through Book Pipeline, I met an incredible network of industry professionals who provided support, direction, and companionship when I needed it most. This is an epic organization filled with epic people, and I couldn't be more grateful for their continued belief in me and my work.”

John Cosgrove (The Black Space Behind Our Eyes)Unpublished Grand Prize Winner (Outsider)

“When I entered the Book Pipeline Unpublished contest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Being selected as a grand prize winner or finalist wasn’t an instant book deal or an instant agent contract. But as it turned out, those selections are much more: rather a long-term investment in not one book, but many in your career. As a finalist, I went from being one small voice drowning within the multitude, to being validated, valued, supported, and championed.”

Liz Fyne (The Speed of Free Fall)Unpublished Finalist (Literary)

“The Book Pipeline team has been incredible throughout this journey, offering me support, encouragement and assistance with querying my debut novel. Natalie Kimber is a perfect match, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Book Pipeline. I am thrilled to be joining The Rights Factory!”

Laura Picklesimer (Kill for Love)Unpublished Grand Prize Winner (Mystery/Thriller)

“There are no words for the outpouring of support I have received from Book Pipeline. This contest has been a conduit to an ongoing relationship with an incredibly amazing team of experts who continuously inspire me to persevere and keep creating. I am truly grateful to work on my adaptation under their guidance and can honestly say, my book would NEVER have turned into a screenplay without them.”

Jeannine Henvey (Two Truths and a Guy, fka Fraternally Yours)Unpublished Finalist (Young Adult)

“As debut authors, it's so hard to stand out without someone standing behind you, and that's exactly what Book Pipeline has done for us. They've helped us make important connections, they've advocated for us, and they've made it clear they're investing in our entire careers. We couldn't be more thrilled or grateful for the opportunity to have their support. It's more than we ever imagined when we first entered the contest. We wouldn't be where we are now--with our debut novel set for publication with a publishing house we adore--without them.”

Jessi Honard & Marie Parks (Unrelenting)Unpublished Finalist (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

“Being chosen as a finalist helped me immeasurably. The feedback, encouragement, and guidance on how to pitch my novel was priceless. The Pipeline folks kept in close contact with me via email for months, answering all of my many questions and generously offering advice. They sent my novel directly to a number of agents and publishers, and although I independently found the agent who represents me, it was the mention of my finalist status in this contest that initially piqued her interest. When she then requested my full manuscript, Book Pipeline followed up with her directly and put in a good word. The result is that I have a wonderful agent, and am in the process of revising my novel per her feedback so that she can pitch it to publishers. I do not think I’d be in this position without Book Pipeline.”

Michelle Lerner (Ring)Unpublished Finalist (Outsider)

“The Book Pipeline team advocates for your career with unparalleled sincerity and determination. Refining my work with their expert guidance has opened up an entirely new world of possibilities.”

Ari Halevy (Heretical)Unpublished Grand Prize Winner (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

“Placing as a finalist in the Book Pipeline Unpublished Contest was just what I needed to finally secure representation with a literary agent and ultimately sell my project to a reputable publisher. The Book Pipeline team took personal interest in my writing - not only in my unpublished manuscript, but screenplays as well. Their enthusiasm and encouragement has been a welcome bulwark in my journey as a writer.”

Samuel C. Spitale (How to Tell What's True)Unpublished Finalist (Nonfiction)

“Last year I lurked on the Book Pipeline site, mouse gliding like a Ouija board oculus to the “submit” button. I paused… do I believe in my work? Yes! *click!* Soon after, my book is circulated to Hollywood. These guys are for real.”

Tyler Knight (Burn My Shadow)Adaptation Finalist

“What sets Pipeline apart, far and away, is the personal connection that’s made between them and the writers. As a novelist, being a finalist in the Adaptation contest propelled me to adapt my novel Anna Incognito into a screenplay, and everyone at Pipeline provided excellent guidance and encouragement. I didn’t know if I could do it, and they told me I could. They are stellar human beings, regular people you can talk to, but also people who know a LOT about the film industry.”

Laura Preble (Anna Incognito)Adaptation Finalist

“Book Pipeline is incredibly supportive and encouraging. They are insightful, innovative, and inspirational. I am grateful for their expert guidance on how to recreate my nonfiction book into a fictional series. I'm so excited to start this project and know this would not be possible without them. Thanks a million.”

Farhana Qazi (Invisible Martyrs)Adaptation Finalist

“Book Pipeline is a dream to work with. They immediately saw a clear vision of the adaptation for my book and it was brilliant. They knew just what parts of my story to hone in on and how to make them even more appealing to execs. I'm thrilled and honored to work with a team like this!”

Amy B. Scher (This is How I Save My Life)Adaptation Grand Prize Winner


Paula Pedene and Doug Williams

By Interviews

Paula Pedene, with writer Doug Williams, penned her provocative story as a whistleblower working for the Phoenix VA hospital. The pitch for A Sacred Duty won over Book Pipeline judges immediately, as it’s a stark admission of corruption and self-serving greed in one of America’s most critical institutions.  Paula, while there’s no fair way to summarize A Sacred Duty in a soundbite, give us the overview. What prompted you to call out the deception of certain execs in the Phoenix VA system? PP: I just couldn’t stand by and let them continue to hurt our veterans and our staff. As a long-time Phoenix VA employee, I had worked hard to help build it into a “top performing hospital.” Now when we could have been healing from the prior missteps of the former director, we were being thrown into another mess. I cared so much about the staff and patients, we…

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Adaptations in Development

Adaptations in Development – September 2021

By Adaptations in Development

Here are some of the most notable adaptations announced in September 2021. – Legendary Pictures has acquired the film and TV rights for George Gately’s Heathcliff. The comic strip began publishing in 1973. – Striker Entertainment has optioned Jeffrey J. Mariotte’s historical novel Blood and Gold: The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta. Sundown Press will publish this month. – LaDarian Smith will script the adaptation of Simon B. Rhymin’ for 3000 Pictures and Homegrown and Pictures. The book, written by Dwayne Reed, was published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in March of this year. – Permut Presentations has acquired Joanna Hodgkin, Alex Lewis, and Marcus Lewis’s book Tell Me Who I Am: The Story Behind the Netflix Documentary. Hodder & Stoughton first published in July 2013. – Maggie Levin will adapt Elsie Chapman’s YA novel Caster for Paramount, Scholastic Entertainment, Weed road Pictures, and Josephson Entertainment. Scholastic published in…

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