Our Approach

Founded in 2011, Lucinda Literary is a literary management firm specializing in big idea, popular science, and narrative nonfiction books that look to change the way people work, behave, and live. In fiction, we champion voice-driven, emotionally raw novels for adults and young adults, and in children’s books, we love unconventionally told stories that transport us.

Our strong backgrounds in marketing and broad media and film relationships enable us to be strategists and advocates not just for the books, but for the long-term careers of our authors.

We take on a small number of new clients by design, which allows us to be hands-on, attentive, and editorially invested.

Most often, our clients are well-known in their fields as thought leaders—they are entrepreneurs, journalists, professors, scientists—or bring an established media or online presence.

But sometimes there is just a great title concept. Or a compelling story that requires a professional writer. In these cases, our team excels at helping to develop books from the ground up. We help authors to generate their best ideas, and we’re known to publishers for our ability to champion them.

Our Speaker’s Bureau

Lucinda Literary’s Speakers Bureau was founded in 2016 to offer lecture opportunities and relationships to all Lucinda Literary authors, along with a select list of authors represented by colleagues.

Our Writers

Lucinda Literary also represents a stable of professional editors and ghostwriters who work with authors to bring their book ideas to life. Whether you’re just starting on a book proposal, or are already under contract to write a book, we can pair you with the right partner.


For those new to or re-entering publishing, Lucinda Literary now offers live workshops and private consultations, along with an evergreen video course, Get Signed, sharing industry insights, best practices, and expert guidance to help get your book into the hands of agents and publishers.

Publishing Partners

We have worked with all of the major publishers and a number of independents, including:

  • PenguinRandomHouse
  • HarperCollins
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Macmillan
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Hay House
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Scholastic
  • Amazon

Please see our Submissions page to learn more about what we’re looking for.