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.
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.
Lucinda Literary 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.
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 aspiring authors, Lucinda Literary now offers video workshops and private consultations, sharing industry insights, best practices, and expert guidance to help you get your book into the hands of agents and publishers.
We have worked with all of the major publishers and a number of independents, including:
Please see our Submissions page to learn more about what we’re looking for.