Lucinda Literary is thrilled to launch workshops and private consultations for writers at any stage in the publishing process.

Letter Better Workshops

Getting an agent today requires a brilliant book idea, sharp writing, and a solid platform, all of which need to be present in the query letter pitching your concept. In our new monthly workshop series, writers will have the opportunity to learn the art of creating a successful query letter, capture an agent’s attention, and finally craft a query destined to break out of the slush pile.

As part of each workshop, held via conference call, you will:

  • Send your letter in prior to the workshop for Lucinda’s personal review and feedback
  • Gain access to sample query letters hand-selected by Lucinda’s team
  • Write your first draft based on these examples, and have it critiqued during the workshop
  • Learn tried-and-true submission strategies

Workshops are limited to 3 writers per session and are generally held weekdays at midday and in the evenings. If you are interested in receiving more information about our Letter Better Workshops, click here. Our next workshop will be held on June 26th at 1pm EST. Click here to sign up!

“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

New: Proposal Development Workshop

We are introducing a brand new workshop focusing exclusively on proposal development. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain exclusive access to Lucinda Literary’s Proposal Template
  • Walk through every section of a book proposal, with strategies for hitting the right chords
  • Get tips on what publishers are looking for in nonfiction right now
  • Discuss your book objectives and receive feedback from Lucinda and other attendees in real time
  • Receive Lucinda’s personalized critique of your proposal (at additional fee)

This workshop will be held via conference call. A recording will be available for those unable to attend. Click here to receive updates about this event. 

New: Workshop for Entrepreneurs

This Spring we will also be hosting a workshop exclusively for entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business leaders. This workshop will cover:

  • How to identify your big idea, and package it in the right way for agents and publishers
  • The pros and cons of working with a writer, and how this concerns your IP
  • Questions to ask when hiring an agent, and how to find the right one for your project
  • Benefits of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

This workshop will be held via conference call. A recording will be available for those unable to attend. Click here to receive updates about this event. 

Private Consultations

Join Lucinda for a 45-minute, one on one consult—an in-depth discussion on your personal goals as an author. She can offer feedback on subjects such as:

  • What’s missing from your query letter
  • How to align your proposal with what publishers are looking for right now
  • Your platform—personalized tips on how you can build it
  • How to market and publicize your book successfully
  • Guidance on whether self-publishing or the traditional route is right for you

Email us if you are interested in arranging for a consultation, noting that we will only be able to reply to messages regarding these services.

Pricing Options for Workshops and Consultations

$150 – 1 hour workshop.

$200 – 1 hour workshop and a personalized written edit to your query letter.

$275 – 1 hour Proposal Development Workshop.

$300 – 45-minute private consultation with Lucinda offering personalized coaching based on your needs, whether they be editorial, marketing/PR, or advice on your approach to the publishing industry.

Pricing for Workshops for Entrepreneurs is available upon request.

Our workshops and consultations will benefit writers of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction at any stage in the publishing process.

Please note that participating in a workshop or consultation does not guarantee an offer of representation or a later publishing deal.

Thank you for supporting Lucinda Literary, and we so look forward to meeting you!