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Coaching Membership

Finish Your Proposal in Just 90 Days

For nonfiction writers who are ready to make their book dreams come true and receive expert guidance all along the way, our Coaching Membership offers regular Zoom meetings with Lucinda Halpern, President of Lucinda Literary, and a small group of similarly dedicated writers. 

In these interactive group coaching sessions, we’ll deep-dive into your personal content and goals with Lucinda’s personal feedback on creating a book proposal or manuscript that sells.

As a Member, you will have access to all of our live events, all of our courses, our VIP Facebook community (optional), exclusive video conversations with publishing insiders, assignments to keep you on track, and Lucinda’s review and support throughout the program.

At the end of just 6 sessions, plus Lucinda’s query letter review, our goal is to have you set and prepped to get your book to market. You can always renew should you need more time.

We allow a maximum of 5 writers into each group, by application only, to make sure that you’re a fit for Lucinda’s expertise and the other writers in the group. As a small group, writers benefit from a ton of personal attention and ongoing support. 

You’ll Receive These Tools and Benefits

  • Our signature course Get Signed

  • Consistent group coaching with Lucinda, President and Literary Agent

  • All-access pass to our live events, featuring publishing experts and bestselling authors

  • Access to all our recordings on demand

  • Unforgettable and exclusive video resources with publishing insiders—worth the price of admission!

  • Regular support from Lucinda and other writers in a new VIP Facebook community

  • Assignments to keep writers on track

  • Entry into our ultimate challenge – the potential to win representation by our agency!

Your Coaching Membership Includes

  • Lucinda’s bi-monthly review of your material and progress
  • Lucinda’s personalized feedback and answers to your questions
  • Growth strategies you can implement right away
  • Session recording to share with anyone on your book team
  • Access to all of our live events free—for a full year!
  • Access to all of our classes on demand free—for a full year!
  • Takeaway toolkits and assignments, such as our Book Proposal Template and Marketing Guide for Authors
  • Input and collaboration with writers just like you, including the opportunity to workshop separately with your peers
  • Option to access to our VIP Facebook Group for further collaboration with writers in our community 
  • Query letter review
  • Entry into our Lucinda Literary Challenge to win representation by one of our agents

Your Membership Value

A book deal with a publisher can be anywhere from 2-7 figures. This unique program aimed to get you there is available for 3 monthly installations of $1,998 or pay in full for just $5,447.

What Writers are Saying

“[Lucinda’s program is] packed with valuable information, insider insights, and actionable tips. Most importantly, it delivered on its promise—I did indeed get signed with an agent and landed a book deal with a major publishing house! I definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to successfully navigate the publishing process. Lucinda is the best.”
—Dr. Mary Anderson

“Lucinda’s courses are an invaluable resource for authors facing the daunting task of getting their book to market. [Her programs] were well-organized, crammed with important information and absolutely worth the fee. Lucinda Halpern is highly experienced, giving and perceptive — in short, she’s the real deal!”
—Peter Melnick

“Lucinda’s prowess? She is able to guide a creative person’s mind–which fires in a million divergent directions–towards a single, poignant, powerful idea…and then helps refine the idea to ensure it resonates with readers. Masterful!”
—Serena Quaglia BFA MA

Get Signed was everything I hoped it would be. Having already written a book, I was trying to understand the ins and outs of publishing and get guidance regarding my next steps. Not only did Lucinda’s warm, inviting energy quickly create a sense of community, but she gave me all the clarity I needed. She answered any questions, grounded me, inspired me, and set me straight on my road to getting signed.
Troy Hadeed

The clear guidance to find my writing community led me to Lucinda and this group… It’s a vulnerability I’ve never known and I WANT MORE. From the first session, it’s been so easy to share things that I’ve only shared with those closest to me. I believe it’s the freedom that’s necessary in the transformation of my little story into a big idea. You’ve ignited breakthrough after breakthrough and I have nothing but gratitude.
Colleen Ryan-Hensley

How to Apply

Applying is easy, and writers at any stage of the development process are welcome. When you submit your application, make sure to:

  • Provide your query letter, book synopsis, or a sample chapter
  • Tell us what publishing goals and/or questions you wish to cover with Lucinda
  • Share basic contact information and/or relevant website or social media links

You will hear back from an associate about your application status within 24 hours.


Who is this program for?

  • Nonfiction writers just getting started with the publishing process
  • Aspiring authors who are finalizing a book proposal to send to agents in the traditional publishing process
  • Writers beginning to query or already in conversation with agents or publishers
  • Published authors re-entering the marketplace
  • Anyone who wishes to learn about and understand the inner workings of the publishing industry

Who is this program NOT for?

  • Fiction writers
  • Those who are unsure they wish to publish books—we require dedication!
  • Writers already signed with agents and publishers
  • Those disinterested in or resistant to feedback and collaboration
  • Nonfiction writers who are certain they will self-publish
  • Writers without any experience in either their field or their craft

Have questions or want to know more?

Disclaimer: This program is intended to help any nonfiction author at any stage in the publishing process. You can discontinue at any time if you no longer wish to participate. Though there is the opportunity to receive representation at Lucinda Literary, it will not guarantee an agent at this agency or elsewhere, or a book deal. Please note that by applying to join the membership program, you will be subscribed to our newsletter and will receive future emails from Lucinda Literary.