Since 2014, Book Pipeline has helped many authors secure literary representation and publishing deals through its unique, long-term, hands-on facilitation process. The following is a small selection of success stories and achievements from our writers, primarily those where Book Pipeline played an integral role.
Kill for Love by Laura Picklesimer Releases in 2023
After an introduction from Book Pipeline, 2020 Mystery/Thriller category Grand Prize Winner Laura Picklesimer signed with Natalie Kimber of The Rights Factory for her upmarket satirical thriller novel, Kill for Love, released in September 2023.
“The Book Pipeline team has been incredible throughout this journey, offering me support, encouragement and assistance with querying my debut novel.”
– Laura Picklesimer, Unpublished Winner
Aaron Brooks Signs with Talcott Notch
Sci-fi / Fantasy Winner Aaron Brooks signed with Talcott Notch. Book Pipeline execs sent his manuscript Nocturnal Ink direct to lit agent Amy Collins, who signed Aaron in 2023.
“This was my first time seeing the projects from Pipeline. I was amazed at the quality and level of craft I saw from all of their submissions.
But Aaron’s work was so high-concept and well-written, I had to make an offer!”
– Amy Collins
Nonfiction Grand Prize Winner Signs with Carol Mann Agency
Via circulation from Book Pipeline, 2021 Nonfiction category Grand Prize Winner Melissa Duge Spiers signed with Dani Segelbaum of the Carol Mann Agency for her memoir, The Glory Whole. Melissa is currently finalizing her materials for The Glory Whole before going out on submission to publishers.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Finalists Sign Deal with Not a Pipe Publishing
Through meetings facilitated by Book Pipeline, 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy category finalists Jessi Honard & Marie Parks signed a deal with Not a Pipe Publishing for their contemporary fantasy novel, Unrelenting. The book released in 2022.
“A fast-paced, supernatural thriller that will keep you turning the pages long after you should have gone to sleep.”
—Dan Wells, New York Times bestselling author
Book Pipeline Adaptation Winner Signs with Bellevue Productions
Adaptation winner Aaron Philip Clark signed with literary manager Zack Zucker of Bellevue Productions. The introduction came after Pipeline execs helped develop his winning book (Under Color of Law) into a TV pilot.
“Before winning, my adventures in the screen trade left more than a bad taste in my mouth. There were false starts and broken promises. Then I wrote Under Color of Law, and I felt invigorated by the possibility of adapting it into a series. Now, I finally have a team in my corner.”
– Aaron Philip Clark, Adaptation Winner
Samuel Spitale Inked Publishing Deal with Quirk Books
After placing as a finalist in the 2020 Nonfiction category, Samuel Spitale signed with Veronica Goldstein of Fletcher & Co (now UTA) and inked a publishing deal with Quirk Books for his prescriptive work, How to Win the War on Truth: An Illustrated Guide to How Mistruths Are Sold, Why They Stick, and How to Reclaim Reality (fka How to Tell What’s True in a Post-Truth Society: A Guidebook for Identifying Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Other Forms of Propaganda). The book released in 2022.
Howland Literary Signs Pipeline Recommended Writer
Laura Garrison signed with Erin Clyburn of Howland Literary through recommendation from the Book Pipeline Workshop team. Laura’s middle grade horror-comedy novel is now out on submission to publishers.
Unpublished Runner-Up Signs with Carnicelli Literary Management
Meg Serino signed with Matthew Carnicelli of Carnicelli Literary Management after placing as the Runner-Up in the 2021 Literary category with her novel, Annapurna.
Literary Unpublished Winner Signs with Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
Rowena Leong Singer signed with Alicia Brooks from the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency after placing as the 2021 Literary category Grand Prize Winner for her novel, All Manner of Beasts.
UTA Signs Unpublished Finalist Michelle Lerner
Michelle Lerner signed with Veronica Goldstein of Fletcher & Co (now UTA) after placing as a finalist in the 2020 Outsider category with her experimental novel Ring. The book is set to release in 2025.
Other successes include …
- Finalist Kate Evans signed with Cindy Bullard of Birch Literary. Kate placed in the 2022 season with her nonfiction title Ditch Your Sh*t!: How to Declutter the Crap Out of Your Life and Home.”
- Meg Serino signed with Matthew Carnicelli of Carnicelli Literary Management after placing as the Runner-Up in the 2021 Literary category with her novel, Annapurna.
- Michelle Lerner signed with Veronica Goldstein of Fletcher & Co (now UTA) after placing as a finalist in the 2020 Outsider category with her experimental novel Ring. The book is set to release in 2025.