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After the Request: Getting Your Manuscript Ready for Submission

The query letter and synopsis aren’t the easy part, but what do you do when you finally get that request? Don't panic. We got you. Acquisitions Editor Chantelle Aimée Osman (Agora Books, Polis Books) will walk you through the steps needed to become submission-ready. From polishing your manuscript after you get that highly-anticipated “yes,” all […]

Making Your First Short Film

Goes with saying: making a short film is the steppingstone for a burgeoning filmmaker. It's a must if you want to one day helm a feature, and for those who aren't sure where their path leads, a short film can teach them so much about all facets of development, production, and post. But where to […]

From Acquisition to Publication: The Editor/Author Relationship

Ever wonder what it's like to work with an editor at a traditional publishing company? Unsure what questions to ask to get a sense of who an editor is and how you might interact with them? Despite how much it can shape the trajectory of a book, there doesn't seem to be much information out […]

Writing an Irresistible Nonfiction Book Proposal

Nonfiction is a massive, murky category in the publishing world. How do memoirs fit in? Or lifestyle and cookbooks? On top of navigating those waters, it can also be hard to know what's needed to write an irresistible nonfiction book proposal. What information do you need, and where do you start? Literary agent Dani Segelbaum […]

Your First Draft is Done ... Now What?

Your First Draft is Done ... Now What? from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Congratulations! The first draft of your manuscript is finally done. A sense of self-satisfaction along with a well-deserved day of cloud floating should be the only thing on your to-do list as you proudly stare at that completed work for […]

The Importance of Branding for Creatives

The Importance of Branding for Creatives from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Branding—what is it, exactly? Branding is more than crafting a logo. It's the unique way a creative presents themselves to the industry and, ultimately, sells their craft. Getting a handle on finding your own distinct definition as a creator comes with a […]

Rogue Books: Why Your Book May Be Missing the Mark with Agents and Editors

Rogue Books: Why Your Book May Be Missing the Mark with Agents and Editors from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Have a great book but it’s not being picked up by editors or agents? Author and lit agent Stacey Graham from 3 Seas Literary Agency shares tips on where your book may have gone […]

Marketing for Indie Authors

Marketing for Indie Authors from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. You did it … you gritted your teeth and laid it on the line to self-publish your first book. Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back, have a glass of wine, and take a deep breath—because that was the easy part. The biggest question remains: […]

Networking When You Don't Know Anybody

Networking When You Don't Know Anybody from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Forget getting past Hollywood’s gatekeepers ... how do you even reach them in the first place? In the entertainment world, all you hear is "Network! Network! Network!" and the path ahead tends to be filled with closed doors, cold contacts, and more […]

Idea Machine: Finding New Stories to Write

Idea Machine: Finding New Stories to Write from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Hello ... It's me again—your blank-white screen staring back at you on page one, title "TBD." An empty space. Perfectly reflecting the amount of great ideas echoing inside your head right now. So, how do we change that? Maybe start here: […]

Attracting a Literary Agent

Abigail Bloom and Laura Huie are here to help you develop the tools you need to attract your perfect match—by this we mean your literary agent. After all, it is a partnership and one that when armed with the right knowledge is easy to build.

Building a Kick-Ass Pitch Deck & Series Bible

Building a Kick-Ass Pitch Deck & Series Bible from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. How to create a stunning deck to help sell your feature or TV series So you wrote an incredible script and you’re really proud of it. Now what? You share it with friends and family, enter some screenwriting competitions, get […]

Query with Confidence

In Query with Confidence, Isabel Sterling breaks down the query process into digestible pieces. You’ll learn how to write an effective query letter, research agents, and hit “send” so you can get back to doing what you really love: writing another book.

Beyond the Book: Creating a Writing Career

Beyond the Book: Creating a Writing Career from Pipeline Artists - Symposium on Vimeo. Stop thinking about your book and start thinking about your writing career. Most writers don’t think beyond writing “The End,” but if you intend to be a professional author, you need to have a plan and make smart career choices to […]

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