About  Us


Long story short

Fuse Literary (formerly Foreword Literary) is a full-service, hybrid literary agency based in the Silicon Valley with offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, North Dakota, and Vancouver.

We are not an agency that sells a book and then washes our hands of the project.

Innovations, such as our Short Fuse publishing program, help bridge the gaps between books, growing and maintaining the author’s fan base without lag.

Our Agents

We represent an eclectic range of publishing genres. Click on the agent’s photo or name to read a brief biography, what they’re seeking, and how to submit.

Laurie McLean

Gordon Warnock

Carlisle Webber
Associate Agent

Our Subsidiary Rights Team

We pursue a wide range of subsidiary rights for our clients, including film, television, translation and other forms of media.

Our Staff

We rely on great people to help our agency behind-the-scenes. While they do not accept queries or submissions, we find them invaluable to our day-to-day operation and special projects.

Karly Caserza
Literary Assistant

Jen Karsbaek
Literary Scout

Cheryl Tegan Crumpler
Literary Assistant

Laura Cummings
Project Manager

We have the right team to help you reach your publishing career goals.