Lucinda Literary Academy

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

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.

6-Week Group Coaching

Take our 6-week training led by Lucinda Halpern, held via Zoom, to receive personalized feedback on your project, challenges, and goals—and industry knowledge you can’t get elsewhere.

Ideal for "all-in" writers looking to invest in their book's 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.

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.

View our all scheduled upcoming programs below:

Hone Your Book Concept

Saturday, May 18th at 10-1PM PST and Sunday, May 19th at 1-5 PM PST

A Two-Day Interactive Workshop with New York Literary Agent Lucinda Halpern and Los Angeles Book Consultant Kim O'Hara


In this exclusive Weekend Workshop, a select group of writers will work with Lucinda (Saturday) and Kim (Sunday) to develop your pitch, book proposal and proof of concept. Whether you are thinking about writing a book, in the process of writing, have a full manuscript completed, or just a partial book proposal, this workshop will save you valuable time and money to receive the vital early feedback that industry insiders have never revealed in this format until now.

Applications are being accepted now until April 10th.

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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.