The Only Training on How to Get a Book Published, as Taught by Actual Literary Agents

The Lucinda Literary Academy for Writers is an exclusive one-stop destination for new writers who want to get published and who are currently developing book ideas, proposals, or manuscripts and preparing to query agents with confidence.

Our Academy offers a virtual 6-week author training, consultations with agents, and a suite of online courses writers can take independently, whenever and wherever they are. Writers will leave with a greater understanding of the publishing process and the right path to choose, a solid pitch, a steady grasp of book marketing, industry contacts, and a better book.

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Ideal for writers who are looking to increase their chances, accelerate their process, and invest in their book's success.

The 6-Week Book Accelerator Program

Fall 2024 Program Enrollment Opens Soon!

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It’s time to learn the step-by-step process to making your long-held dream of publishing a book come true.

The 6-Week Book Accelerator Program is a series of six 75-minute weekly virtual coaching classes, led by Lucinda Halpern (President of Manhattan-based agency Lucinda Literary). Each class contains:

  • Guided lessons & teaching from a seasoned literary agent
  • Interactive Q&A where you’ll receive industry knowledge you can’t get elsewhere

Our program was designed for both fiction and nonfiction writers, at any stage of the publishing process. You do not need to have a single word written to complete this class.

Uncover your publishing path and step forth onto new ground of publishing success!

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Private Consultations

Meet one-to-one with a literary agent to discuss your author goals & publishing questions and receive an industry expert’s strategies, insights, and solutions to your approach. These appointments are held via Zoom at anytime convenient to your schedule.

Ideal for writers of all genres at any stage of the process.

Book Marketing Private Consultations

Meet one-to-one with Lucinda Halpern in a consultation to assist you during your one-hour consultation to evaluate your current marketing efforts, discuss your goals, and provide actionable advice tailored to your needs.

Ideal for writers of all genres at any stage of the process.

Online Courses

Explore a full suite of online trainings on a variety of publishing topics. From book marketing, to fiction writing, to building book proposals, and more! All our courses can be viewed anywhere at anytime, with lifetime access to the videos, resources, and downloadable takeaways within each course.

Ideal for writers of all genres at any stage of the process.


Discover the fastest way to becoming a published author in Get Signed, containing Lucinda's proven 6-step method that shows you how to create a winning concept, craft an irresistible pitch, and land your dream book deal.

Available at all major retailers and in print, e-book, and audio book formats.

Live Events

The Lucinda Literary Academy hosts live events, workshops, webinars, and more throughout the year. These events are ideal for writers of all kinds of genres and those at any stage of the publishing process.

Lucinda often does surprise Q&A's, stay updated by subscribing to Lucinda Literary's Monthly Newsletter by clicking here

Meet Lucinda.

Lucinda Halpern is a literary agent and the founder of Lucinda Literary, based in New York. She has worked with all major publishers, including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Hachette, and Scholastic, and currently represents New York Times and internationally best-selling authors in the categories of business, personal growth, popular science, narrative nonfiction, memoir and fiction.

Her classes and coaching programs have been taught to hundreds of writers worldwide, and became the inspiration for her new book Get Signed: Find an Agent, Land a Book Deal, and Become a Published Author (Penguin Random House). Learn more at or download Lucinda’s free author training. Follow Lucinda Halpern on Instagram and Twitter.

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The Lucinda Literary Academy provides exclusive educational services that are part of Lucinda Literary's Educational Division. These services are designed to provide writers of any genre industry insights, best practices, and expert guidance to help strengthen their book projects. Participating in our programs does not guarantee an offer of representation or a later publishing deal, as our educational division is separate from our agency.

If you are looking to query Lucinda Literary's agents with your book, please submit your query through the Lucinda Literary website.