Lucinda Halpern

Lucinda Literary

My Manuscript Wish List®

I represent authors writing in the categories of business, health, lifestyle, popular science, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and upmarket fiction, including New York Times bestselling author Susan Peirce Thompson (Bright Line Eating), Jake Wood (Once a Warrior), Cait Flanders (The Year of Less), Paul Jarvis (Company of One),Chris Bailey (Hyperfocus, The Productivity Project, How to Calm Your Mind), and the new work of New York Times bestselling author of The Nanny DiariesNicola Kraus.

I am currently looking for books that:

  • In narrative and memoir, offer a unique experience, learning, and point of view (see clients Nancy Schwartzman, Michelle Dowd, Julien and Keirsten Saunders)
  • In self-help, looking for PhDs, MDs, or established thought leaders in business, research, or other arenas (see Ron Friedman)
  • In fiction, gives voice to previously underrepresented stories (see Black Girls Must Die Exhausted) or is especially well-executed, thought-provoking, or commercial (ie Big Little Lies, Celeste Ng)
  • Penchant for coming of age narratives (i.e. Uncanny Valley) and business narratives (i.e. Bad Blood)
  • Special liking for books that have a timely idea, backed by a powerful spokesperson whose star is rising, one with a wide audience and great connections, and with whom I can pair a writer and work alongside in speaking and marketing (ie. has popular Ted talk, major company, is the subject of a major news story)

I am not the best fit for:

  • History or Academic 
  • Mind-body-spirit 
  • Genre fiction

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Please know that while we value your submission, due to the high volume of queries we receive, we are unable to respond to each one individually. We welcome unsolicited submissions, but prioritize those that come by referral.

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