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Get Signed: Find an Agent, Land a Book Deal, and Become a Published Author with Lucinda Halpern (in-person)


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Monday, 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT February 12, 2024

The Center for Fiction

In her new book, Get Signed: Find an Agent, Land a Book Deal, and Become a Published Author, Lucinda Halpern, founder of the prestigious New York agency Lucinda Literary, divulges what literary agents look for in authors and the shortcuts they use to get book deals but have never revealed. In this course, she will teach novelists and nonfiction writers alike how to present their work in a way that will capture an agent or publisher’s attention and offer feedback on live pitches from attendees.

Course Outline
  • Part I: 40-50 minute presentation
  • Part II: Live pitches and constructive feedback for 30-40 minutes
  • Part III: 30-minute Q&A session

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    Lucinda Halpern

    Lucinda Halpern

    Lucinda Halpern is a literary agent with nearly 20 years’ experience in both the publicity and agency sides of publishing. Before founding Lucinda Literary, she worked in the Publicity division of HarperCollins, where she assisted on the media campaign for Freakonomics among other New York Times bestsellers. She later took a management role in Sales and Marketing at Scholastic before becoming a marketing consultant for Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project) and others, and then launching her career as an agent. She has worked with such publishers as HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Hachette, and currently represents authors writing in the categories of business, health, lifestyle, popular science, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and upmarket fiction.

    Photo Credit: Casey Kirkella