Lucinda Literary Presents Get Signed

The Independent Learner Version of Get Signed will be available soon.

Lucinda Literary will deliver an Independent Learner version of the Get Signed program, which includes all the recorded lessons, key takeaways, and exercises below, as well as access to our private Facebook Group. Plus, you will have the opportunity to share your work when you finish the course and be entered into our contest for a winning entry!

About Get Signed

Lucinda Blumenfeld

Get Signed is the first-ever course led by literary agent Lucinda Halpern, founder and president of Manhattan literary agency, Lucinda Literary. For over fifteen years, Lucinda has worked on both the publisher and agency sides of book publishing, with a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (Freakonomics), Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project), Nicola Kraus (The Nanny Diaries), Susan Peirce Thompson (Bright Line Eating) and many more.

Get Signed is designed to save writers a lifetime of confusion, frustration, and getting nowhere using proven techniques to get notice, get response, and drastically increase your chances of getting signed by an agent or publisher.

Be part of a special intimate setting in this one of a kind masterclass.

Who is this masterclass for?

  • Writers brand new to the publishing process
  • Seasoned queriers looking to step up their submissions game and get a response

Why do you need this masterclass?

  • You’ve always dreamed about publishing a book
  • You have a great book idea, and want to create or improve your pitch
  • You’re not receiving meaningful feedback from agents and publishers, and have no idea what you’re doing wrong
  • You’re considering a new career path, or are eager to earn royalties in your sleep

What will you learn?

  • Best practices for researching and contacting agents
  • What’s needed to craft a successful query letter
  • The most common query letter mistakes
  • What agents and publishers always look for in authors and book ideas
  • How to interview and select the right agent
  • The right (and wrong) ways to find and communicate with agents and publishers
  • All about your existing platform: tips for strengthening and highlighting yours, shame-free self-marketing, and what agents and publishers need to see
  • Client case studies and industry trends: what makes for 6-7 figure book deals


“For writers who are not New York adjacent, the opportunity to meet and learn from an established literary agent is invaluable.”
—Participating writer from the first graduating class of Get Signed

“Lucinda is especially adept at navigating a group of very different people (who are at different points in the process), making sure everyone gets heard and learns a lot, and ensuring that all participants get connected and learn something from each other as well. The program is interesting, illuminating, and makes what can be an overwhelming process navigable, and fun!”
—Leanne Shear, participating writer from the first graduating class of Get Signed

“The tips and feedback I received from Ms. Halpern’s workshop have helped me improve not only my query letter, but my novel as a whole. If you’re serious about getting an agent, you don’t want to miss this.”
—Rachel Waxman

“While it’s obvious Ms. Halpern has been a bridge carrying both novice and established writers to higher levels of success for years, what impressed me the most about her workshop was her humble approach and personalized feedback that better clarified my novel’s genre and made my query letter more compelling to readers.”
—Pamela Mshana

This was a very helpful workshop, and I truly appreciated the follow-up consultation. I “unlearned” several bad strategies I’d been taught in the past.”
—Aliina Hopkins

“[Lucinda’s] feedback on my letter and ideas for platform building were clear, personal, and most importantly, do-able.”
—Stephanie Kriesberg


Join a network of other writers, with exclusive access to our private Facebook group

Receive the recording if you miss a class, or if you want to revisit the session afterward

The opportunity to receive individualized coaching and review/feedback on your material from Lucinda

A lifetime value of insider wisdom that could actually get you responses from agents or publishers

The Class Curriculum

Week 1

What Publishing Path is Right for You?

November 5th at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST

  • Identify the audience your book serves; decide on the right goals
  • Learn what a literary agent does, and if you need one, where to look
  • Get answers to questions, such as: if I’ve self-published, how does this affect my career?
  • Once you’ve identified your path, how to approach making your book idea a reality
  • Special guest: Kelly Notaras, editor, author, and founder of KN Literary. Kelly discusses the value of an outside editor on fiction and nonfiction; common amateur mistakes, and elements your writing package must reflect before you approach an agent or publisher.

Week 2

How to Create the Perfect Query Package

November 12th at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST

  • What is a query letter and what purpose does it serve? (hint: these letters can help with your Amazon description too)
  • Debunking all the bad query strategies you’ve learned to actually break through
  • The most common mistakes we see in query letters
  • Winning query examples (that led to six-figure deals)
  • What publishers look for—today and always

Week 3

Find Your Publishing Partner, Get Response

November 19th at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST

  • Best submission strategies
  • How to respond to certain feedback from agents (i.e. rejections, acceptances, requests for material)
  • When and how to follow up
  • How to be irresistible in your conversations with agents or publishers
  • When the connection is right (and when it’s absolutely wrong)
  • Stories from the trenches: ways in which our clients convinced us to take the leap of faith!
  • Special guest: Mollie Weisenfeld, Editor at Hachette Books.

Week 4

How to Get a 6-7 Figure Book Deal

December 3rd at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST

  • What “platform” really means, and easy ways to think about marketing
  • The three keys to landing a major deal
  • How to build a winning idea
  • The trends we’re seeing among 6-7 figure book deals
  • Real-life author case studies

Pricing: $299.99

Payable in 3 installments over the course of three months (upon purchase)


If you have any questions, or if you experience technical issues as you register, please contact us here.

Disclaimer: Get Signed is intended to help any fiction or nonfiction author at any stage in the querying process. It will not guarantee an agent or a book deal. Please note that by providing your email as you enroll in this event, you will receive future emails from Lucinda Literary. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Because this course will be recorded for future use and sale, please know that if you participate and ask a question during the event, you are giving Lucinda Literary the permission to use your name and likeness in our products and marketing.

If you did not find this masterclass helpful, refunds are available for 10 days after the purchase date. If less than 5 people are registered for the masterclass, Lucinda Literary is able to refund and/or cancel the event.