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Live Classes

Lucinda Literary offers live classes for writers at any stage of the process.

Spend quality time with a literary agent and a small group of writers, along with guest appearing publishers, bestselling authors, and other industry experts!

You have a dream to publish a book. Now’s the time to realize it.

Upcoming Classes

Monthly Literary Agent Q&A
December 5th at 1:30 pm ET

FEATURING: Agent Lucinda Halpern


“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

“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. Through your tenacity, honesty, and poise, you are helping all of us newbies thrive.”

—Colleen Ryan-Hensley

Lucinda’s workshops are an invaluable resource for authors facing the daunting task of getting their book to market. I have taken two of them — a 90 minute interactive workshop on book proposals, and one built around a series of recorded Zooms from previous interactive workshops focused on query letters to agents. Both 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

“Both the consultation and workshop equipped me with unique insights and strategies I had not acquired elsewhere and left me wanting more. Lucinda’s…intellect, warmth, and command of the industry were undeniably captivating. [This team is] whip smart, remarkably efficient and responsive, and have tenderly and with great care walked me through every step of the process from perfecting my book proposal to writing a pitch.”

—Shauna Brittenham

“[Lucinda Literary’s] workshop information was very valuable and I greatly appreciated the personalized feedback I received on my own piece. Connor and Lucinda were excellent at facilitating and answering writers’ many questions. I wanted to thank you for all your help. I believe the query letter that you helped me draft was instrumental in helping me finally sign with an agent. “

—Kristy Jackson

“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

“[Upon taking] Lucinda’s seminars, private consultations, and receiving specific comments on how to write an effective letter, I received a publishing contract within two weeks of sending out my proposal! Lucinda has a lot of energy and her passion to help you succeed is extraordinary! Her team is also dedicated to keeping you focused and on task. It has been a profitable and rewarding experience working with Lucinda Literary. I plan to continue to keep our relationship current as I move on to book #2!”

—Lee H. Rosen, nonfiction writer

“[Lucinda’s] feedback on my letter and ideas for platform building were clear, personal, and most importantly, do-able. I believe the query letter that you helped me draft was instrumental in helping me finally sign with an agent. ”

—Stephanie Kriesberg

“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. I have been very pleased by my experience. Lucinda and her team have been very courteous, helpful, positive and encouraging…exceeded my expectations!”

Pamela Mshana

“[These are] very helpful workshops, and I truly appreciated the follow-up consultation. I “unlearned” several bad strategies I’d been taught in the past.”

—Aliina Hopkins

“[Lucinda’s] workshop was very instructive and informative. I liked her style which was very engaging and energetic. Having a guest speaker join was great.”

Anonymous participant

“Lucinda’s advice on my pitch and query letter was priceless. She was warm, smart and such an expert in what she was talking about. I left our session confident and very clear about what I need to do to give my manuscript the best chance with an agent.”

—Rowan Mangan

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