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Lucinda Literary’s Online Course What Agents Want: Top Querying Tactics and Marketing Strategies

Learn from the experts what a book needs to succeed in today’s marketplace. For writers in all genres and at any stage in the process.

What Agents Want: Mastermind for Writers has everything you need to know about writing for today’s audience, whether you’re a collaborator or an aspiring author. Manhattan-based literary agent Lucinda Halpern shares insider information on exactly what agents and publishers are looking for today in her exclusive presentation. This course also includes the scoop on what catches an editor’s eye as well as how to kickstart your writing career in exclusive interviews with executive editor Diana Ventimiglia (Sounds True) and ghostwriter Paul Randall Fair. 

Our Course Package Includes: 

  • A lesson on what agents and editors most want from writers today, taught by Lucinda
  • A comprehensive how-to for writing query letters, from starting your draft to following up when you don’t get a response from agents to the right amount of agencies to reach out to
  • The basics for building your author platform 
  • Advice for beginning your writing career and determining whether a collaborator is right for you
  • How to catch an editor’s eye and have your work pulled out from the slush pile 
  • The top things that agents (and editors) don’t want to see in a book submission
  • Lucinda, Paul, and Diana’s exclusive Q&A, addressing burning questions from aspiring authors just like you
  • Bonus takeaways: Your Book Submission Cheat Sheet and Lucinda Literary’s Book Proposal Template

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Includes two hour video recording, two exclusive resource downloads, and the opportunity to book further time with a Lucinda Literary agent to review your query letter or consult about other matters related to your manuscript.

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Disclaimer: All our programs are intended to help further the work of any fiction or nonfiction author. Participating in our programs does not guarantee an offer of representation or a later publishing deal.


About Diana Ventimiglia

Diana Ventimiglia_headshotExecutive Editor at Sounds True, with 16 years of experience in publishing. Her focus at Sounds True includes self-help, spirituality, female empowerment/feminism, relationships, pop culture, gender identity, social justice, psychology and conscious business. Diana is dedicated to uplifting marginalized voices including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodivergent authors and publishing books that challenge and start bigger conversations. Notable authors include New York Times Bestselling Gabrille Bernstein, New York Times Bestselling Kyle Cease, International Bestselling author Mo Gawdat, National Bestselling Keke Palmer, Connor Beaton, Elizabeth Earnshaw, Panquetzani, New York Times Friendship Correspondent Anna Goldfarb, Light Watkins, Shelah Marie, Sah D’Simone, Ruby Warrington and Alexandra Roxo.

About Paul Randall Fair

Paul Randall Fair is a ghostwriter, co-author, and editor who has worked on over 30 titles for independent and Big Five publishing houses alike. Paul had an unusual start, telling stories as characters at Walt Disney World. He soon realized his skills transferred to writing books, and he wrote Content Based Networking as a favor to his friend James Carbary. Following that success, he began working full-time as a ghostwriter and has worked with some of the most prestigious names in the business. His notable clients include bestselling Shawn Kanungo, New York Times bestselling David Goggins, and Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Dare Shoop. 

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