Launched in 2021, the Book Pipeline Workshop reviews unpublished manuscripts, proposals, synopses, and queries, helping authors identify key issues early on in their writing process with an experienced team of editors.
Both fiction and nonfiction accepted. Submissions are considered for direct circulation to literary agents and publishers in Book Pipeline's network, and additional long-term development is provided to select "Recommend" authors.
Fiction - $175
A broad analysis of the first 5,000 words (appx.) and a 1-3 page full story synopsis. Current turnaround: approximately 5-8 business days
Full Synopsis - $75
A broad analysis of your 1-3 page full story synopsis (fiction only). Current turnaround: approximately 5-8 business days
Query Letter - $75
Unlike the Fiction, Nonfiction, and Full Synopsis services, the Query Letter evaluation offers in-document edits on your 1 page query letter, as well as a 1 paragraph summary of the editor's feedback. Current turnaround: approximately 5-8 business days
Sample: Query Letter
All readers are comprised of our in-house editors who have years of experience in reading manuscripts, proposals, and synopses.
Erica Davis is a freelance editor and nonfiction writer from Buffalo, NY. After a 20-year career as an academic editor, researcher, and college writing instructor, Erica honed her editorial feedback skills in publishing. First, as an assistant editor at Entangled Publishing, then as an agency apprentice at Fuse Literary. Her specialty is nonfiction proposals and memoir with an approach to feedback that is holistic and solutions-based. Erica contributes to Pipeline Artists and runs Dork Witchery from her home office.
Ciara Duggan graduated with her MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University where she worked as a writing fellow, editing students’ academic and creative works, and later taught undergraduate writing courses. She has freelanced as an editor and ghostwriter for fiction writers and screenwriters alike, in addition to tutoring ESL students wishing to attend college in the US. She now works at Harvard University where she assists in editing faculty research cases and articles for popular distribution. Her debut YA fantasy novel was released in Fall 2021. Not only does she write her own stories, but she loves to help other writers translate their ideas to the page.
Jessica Eslinger is part editor and part librarian—a thorough word nerd! She has copywriting, content writing, and editing experience with a variety of formats and clients, and is always excited and curious about the way we say what we say. She has extensive experience with “young” writers, and has thus developed a knack for helping writers of all levels with strategy and clarity.
Karen Krumpak is a freelance editor with over ten years of experience helping writers bring their ideas to the page. She received her MA degree in English Literature and Culture Studies from the University of Cincinnati and her undergraduate degrees in English Literature, History, and Classical Languages focusing on Latin from Miami University. A former editor with Writer’s Digest magazine and Writer’s Digest books, she now works with publishers and authors of fiction, nonfiction, and select poetry.
Mara Raden is a pen for hire, often engaged professionally as a writer, teacher, consultant and filmmaker. She has over twenty years of experience working in publishing, journalism, theatre, television and film. Mara has extensive experience in writing and editing nonfiction, fiction, science fiction and journalism for print as well as media. She specializes in consulting and mentoring writers in narrative storytelling, character development, comedy and dialogue for print and media. Mara is a sought after ghostwriter and mentor. She can be found presently, writing, teaching, hosting workshops and developing projects in literature, media and for the stage in Santa Fe, NM and Los Angeles, CA. Her approach to writing and development is deeply collaborative.