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.


Get Signed™ is designed to save writers a lifetime of confusion, frustration, and getting nowhere using proven techniques to get noticed, get response, and drastically increase your chances of getting signed by an agent or publisher. This course includes access to four video modules, plus exercises and takeaways, created and led by Lucinda, with guest appearances from bestselling authors, publishers, marketing experts, and more.

If you’ve always dreamed about publishing a book, want to create or improve your pitch, or are contemplating a new career path or side hustle in book publishing, Get Signed™ is for you.

$199 for the full program. Ideal for fiction and nonfiction writers.

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Letter BetterJune 17th, 2021 at 1:00 PM ESTFOR WRITERS STARTING OUT

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

$250* for one 90 minute workshop, limited to 6 writers per session. Ideal for nonfiction and fiction writers. A recording will be available for those unable to attend.

*Designates introductory pricing for a limited time only

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“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

Monthly Book Proposal Boot Camp

Ideal for those submitting their proposals to agents and publishers, meet with Lucinda and a collaborative, intimate group of writers to workshop your book proposal and discuss your goals. This month’s workshop will be specifically devoted to the marketing section of your proposal. Writers will learn easy, approachable ways to think about building their platforms, as well as receive Lucinda’s customized guidance and feedback on growing your own platform, and how to best present it for agents and publishers within a book proposal.

$275 for one 90 minute workshop, limited to 10 writers per session. Ideal for nonfiction writers. A recording will be available for those unable to attend

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“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

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 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

$325* for one private consultation at a time convenient for you. Ideal for nonfiction writers, fiction writers, traditionally published and self-published authors.

*Designates introductory pricing for a limited time only

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“[Lucinda’s] feedback on my letter and ideas for platform building were clear, personal, and most importantly, do-able.”
—Stephanie Kriesberg

“Lucinda’s prowess? She is able to guide a creative person’s mindwhich fires in a million divergent directionstowards a single, poignant, powerful idea… and then helps refine the idea to ensure it resonates with readers. Masterful!”

Serena Quaglia, BFA, MA

Our Private Facebook Group

Our private Letter Better Facebook group offers previous attendees of Lucinda Literary’s Letter Better Workshops, Coaching, Courses, and Consultations the opportunity to connect with other writers in our community and ask questions of each other and Lucinda. Upon enrolling in one of our programs, you’ll be given the option to join our Facebook Group.

$9.99 per month to subscribe. You must be enrolled in or have attended one of the above programs to join.


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.