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About

Our Approach

Lucinda Literary is a literary management firm championing the leading thinkers and emerging voices of today. Led by Lucinda Halpern, who has decades of experience guiding authors to break-out success and long-lasting careers, we specialize in books that change the way people work, behave, and live.

In practical nonfiction, our emphasis is on big idea, popular science, and thought leadership books. In narrative nonfiction and memoir, we elevate stories that challenge the status quo, shine a light on little-known subjects, and read like fiction. For fiction itself, we fall in love with voice-driven, emotionally raw novels with commercial and literary appeal. And in children’s books, we adore 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.

We distinguish ourselves from other agencies in our holistic, innovative approach to client representation, and we are “all in” invested partners. We help authors generate their best ideas and excel at developing books from the ground up, often pairing authors with our stable of bestselling writers to bring their book ideas to life.

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.

Education

For those new to or re-entering publishing, Lucinda Literary 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
  • Chronicle
  • Sourcebooks
  • Workman
  • Wiley
  • Amazon

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