Our Approach

Founded in 2011, Lucinda Literary is a literary management firm specializing in big idea, popular science, and self-improvement books that look to change the way people work, behave, and live.

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 founders, entrepreneurs, and 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 Fiction

Lucinda Literary also selectively represents fiction. We look for voice-driven, emotionally raw, and often unconventionally told novels for adults and young adults. In children’s books, we’re excited by stories that transport us and break new ground.

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 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.