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2016 Book Pipeline Competition – Deadline: December 1st, 2016 – Entry fee – $65

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2016 Book Pipeline Competition

Deadline: December 1st, 2016

Entry fee – $65

The 3rd Annual Book Pipeline Competition is searching for authors with material appropriate for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will receive circulation to Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar BabyAmerican Pastoral), Energy Entertainment (ExtantI Am Legend), Good Fear Film + ManagementDarko Entertainment (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and other top production companies and agencies best-suited for developing the selected projects.

Continuing to build upon the success of the Script Pipeline writing competitions, Book Pipeline aims to deliver unique, compelling stories to the industry–with the specific intent of getting them on the fast-track to film and television production. The contest is open to all genres, and both new and established writers may enter.

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Acceptable entries include:

  • Novels
  • Non-fiction
  • Plays
  • Graphic Novels and comics
  • Book proposals or pitches (fiction or non-fiction)
  • Short stories

Submission Requirements:

– A brief synopsis of the story. No length requirement, but 1-3 pages is typical. Please note this is required for all entries.

– In addition, for novels, novellas, and other full-length or in-progress books, we’ll accept up to approximately the first 5,000 words. For plays, graphic novels, proposals, and short stories, the complete manuscript may be submitted.

*Materials may be uploaded during registration, OR sent as an attachment to entry@bookpipeline.com after registration. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with further info and instructions. 

Criteria & Review: All entries are judged on the basis of concept originality, writing ability, and primarily the property’s viability as a film or television series. Judges will consist of Script Pipeline executives and the supporting management/production companies in the latter rounds of review.

Every entrant will receive brief, general feedback on their submission, specifically on the material’s adaptation potential, once results have been announced. Comments are sent direct via email after final judging is completed in April 2017.

Details:

– Material may be published or unpublished; if published, the film AND television rights must be available

– Writers selected for the final rounds of judging may submit their full novel for review, if available. However, the final decisions will not hinge on a writer having the completed manuscript. Our primary concerns are the overall pitch and story synopsis in addition to the sample chapters to determine writing ability.

– Supplemental materials (illustrations, character bios, etc.) are optional but acceptable.

View full terms here

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DEADLINES

*Writers may register now and email their material at any time before the regular deadline, November 15th 2016. There is no additional fee if sending your work in later.

Regular Deadline – December 1st, 2016 – $65

AWARDS

Grand Prize Winner – Announced April 1st, 2017 (appx.):

– $5,000

– Airfare to Los Angeles for meetings with development executives, as well as agencies and literary reps

– Editorial write-up from Script Pipeline covering the material

Finalists (2-8) and Winner – Announced April 1st, 2017 (appx.):

– Industry circulation to over 200 companies searching for new literary material

– Additional one-on-one development assistance and consultation from Script Pipeline executives

– Editorial write-up from Script Pipeline covering the material

Semifinalists (10-20) – Announced mid-March, 2017:

– Consideration for industry circulation and personal development assistance from Script Pipeline executives

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Editions Dedicaces LLC will participate in the next Expozine, Montreal’s small press, comic and zine fair

The publishing house Editions Dedicaces LLC will participate in the next Expozinethe annual small press, comic and zine fair, which will take place on November 15 and 16 this year in Montreal.

Expozine is Canada’s largest zine fair and one of North America’s largest small press fairs! Over the course of one weekend each fall, some 270+ different vendors and creators of all kinds of printed matter (in both English and French) present and sell their works to nearly 15 000 visitors.

Several authors of the publishing house Editions Dedicaces will present their books at this unique literary event, including: Andreas F. Von Recum (Motorcycle Dreams), Carlos Rubio (Forgotten Objects), Carol Margaret Tetlow (Out of Practice), Edward J. George (Secrets of Craps and Other Casino Games), Eugene Landon Hobgood (Country Roads), Gerald W. Grantham (Redemption for a lonely man), Justin Wilson (The Boy in the Skull Mask), Harry Swiers (Tall Storeys), Aleksandar Krzavac (Media Guy. God Blesses Media, but not Media Professionals), Marie Laure de Shazer (L’Odyssée Intérieure de Pénélope), Dimitri Chiabaut (L’Épée d’Alknohr), Jean-Pierre Makosso (Human Works), Caroline Côté (Les chroniques de Karîse Dondelle, T.1 – Au secours!), Jean-Louis Riguet (Aristide, la butte meurtrie – Vauquois 1914-1918), Bernadette Cornette (Le Loup des stups), Colline Hoarau (L’adieu à Lila), Pierre Etienne (Une année ordinaire), Juliette Mouquet (Fracas identitaires), Jean-François Capelle (Randonnées avec Atropos), Roger Gratton (La 43e prophétie. Les prophéties ancestrales), Georges Botet Pradeilles (Pourquoi encore la psychanalyse), Paul-Gabriel Dulac (Roméo et Juliette sur le piton érotique, turlure) and Francine Minville (Platon le Suricate).

Expozine was born in 2002 with the goal of helping the public discover the multitude of local publications that fall outside the mainstream. It’s also become a place where the small press community and local writers and artists make new connections and plan future collaborations. The event attracts thousands of visitors eager to purchase material they might not find elsewhere, and each year more exhibitors come from across Canada, the United States and Europe to be part of one of the premier showcases of alternative publishing on the continent.

Expozine is organized by Arcmtl, a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting and preserving local independent culture, and is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts de Montréal. The organizing team: Geneviève Boyer, Pascal-Angelo Fioramore, Kevin Lo, Billy Mavreas, Louis Rastelli, Claudine Vachon.

Past members of the organizing team: Andy Brown, Marie-Christine Demers, Ian Ferrier, André Racette, David Widgington.

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