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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

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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Unpublished Winner Laura Picklesimer signed with The Rights Factory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Unpublished Finalists Jessi Honard & Marie Parks signed a deal with Not a Pipe Publishing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Book Pipeline: Unpublished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.

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Unpublished Contest

The Book Pipeline Unpublished contest reviews unpublished manuscripts across multiple categories of fiction and nonfiction.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.

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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

The Forest of Vanishing Stars

By Spotlight - Must-Reads

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel historical fiction Gallery Books – July 2021 There isn’t a single, original WWII story left to tell. That’s what some ill-informed people in the film/TV and publishing industries might have you believe. They’ll hit you with some comment about how the genre is oversaturated, and that production companies/studios/houses aren’t looking for that type of material anymore. Blah, blah, blah. And to those people? I triumphantly shove The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel in their dumb-dumb faces. That’s right. I said dumb-dumb faces. Because I’m an adult, damn it. On a more serious note, I hold WWII stories, across all mediums, to an incredibly high standard. My mother (the New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott) wrote a novel (Under a War-Torn Sky) loosely based on my Air Force bomber pilot grandfather’s experiences in WWII after he was shot down behind enemy…

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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

Interviews

Darlene Parris Young

By Interviews

Finalist in the 2018 Book Pipeline season, Darlene Parris Young’s introspective autobiography Unzipped shines a rare and candid light on an industry most know little about. Her oftentimes heart-wrenching story highlights a crucial time in the NYC world of fashion and the hurdles she faced for decades as a model, compounded by an array of troubles that make her a true survivor. I know the cliff notes version won’t do it total justice, but. . . in a nutshell, what was it like being a fashion fit model in an era immensely different from the present day? Or was it that different? How have you seen the industry evolve from the day you started to now? Concerning social dynamics in the modeling industry, I have seen quite a few changes in the last 50 years. As a fit model, we were called “coat hangers” by trade, as well as being considered independent…

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Adaptations in Development

Adaptations in Development – July 2021

By Adaptations in Development

Here are some of the most notable adaptations announced in July 2021. – Paramount Pictures and New Leaf Literary have optioned Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children, a series of seven YA novels. Tor.com published the series, starting with the first entry Every Heart a Doorway in April 2016, and the final novel Where the Drowned Girls Go arriving in January 2022. – Universal Pictures, along with Blumhouse and Morgan Creek, acquired The Exorcist for a new film trilogy. David Gordon Green will direct the next film, Ellen Burstyn will reprise her role from the 1973 film, and Leslie Odom Jr. will also star. Harper & Row first published William Peter Blatty’s novel that launched the franchise in 1971. – Brian and Mark Gunn will script the adaptation of comic book writer James Patrick and artist Rem Brook’s The Kaiju Score for Sony, Escape Artists, and AfterShock Media. AfterShock Comics released the…

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