Publishing shouldn’t be so mysterious. At Lucinda Literary, we’re on a mission to demystify, educate, and lend impact for writers. Since we believe that every voice deserves a chance to be heard, we are thrilled to announce a series of educational offerings for writers at any stage of the process.


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 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 this workshop, held via video 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 what agents and publishers are looking for in your letter
  • Unlearn all the bad publishing advice you’ve received about the query process, and learn tried and true submission strategies
  • Leave with a sense of hope, clarity, and excitement about the process

Limited to 6 writers per session. Ideal for nonfiction and fiction writers. A recording will be available for those unable to attend. Apply below to receive further details on this event.

Private Consultations and Coaching

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 pitch
  • 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

Ideal for nonfiction writers, fiction writers, traditionally published and self-published authors. Apply below if you are interested in a private consultation or ongoing individual coaching sessions with Lucinda.

Our Course

Join the waitlist now for our first-ever online course led by a literary agent that will offer writers of fiction and nonfiction the fundamentals for creating the strongest query package. Based on our popular Letter Better Workshops, with a number of practical takeaways you’ll be able to put to use immediately, this course is designed to save you from a lifetime of mistakes and frustration, and get you response for your work. Limited spots available.

Our Private Facebook Group

Our private Letter Better Facebook group offers previous attendees of Lucinda Literary’s Letter Better Workshops, Coaching, and Consultations the opportunity to connect with other writers in our community and ask questions of each other and Lucinda. Request an invitation here.

Apply for Lucinda Literary’s Programs Now


“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

“Because of all the work [Lucinda] did helping us get the proposal in shape, we barely received ANY edits from our publisher when we submitted the chapters.”
—Michael Solomon, Co-Author of GAME CHANGER and Lucinda’s client

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