Gordon Warnock

About Gordon Warnock

Gordon is a founding partner at Fuse Literary representing New York Times bestsellers and debut authors alike. He seeks to amplify historically marginalized voices and grow sustainable, long-term writing careers with an eye on actively creating change in the publishing industry and the culture as a whole. His years of experience as a senior agent, marketing director, editor for independent publishers, and author coach inform his approach as a comprehensive business partner through the many lives of a book and the many stages of an author’s career. He frequently teaches workshops and gives keynote speeches at conferences and universities in the US and Canada. He is an honors graduate of CSUS with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing.

With a zest for fresh, new voices and a deep love of the classics, Gordon actively seeks out both the timely and the timeless. In that spirit, he establishes involved, long-term working relationships with talented and dedicated authors of many genres. For a better idea of what he represents, he often posts about his clients on Twitter.

Nonfiction

Gordon seeks large-platform projects in which the book represents something bigger than the book itself, of which you are the expert, the one best fit to bring it to the page. He prefers to work with socially responsible books that ask difficult questions, raising new issues or illuminating common issues in new ways. Some of his favorites are: WRECK THIS JOURNAL, WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER, THE CORPORATION, ALL THEY WILL CALL YOU, BAD FEMINIST, DIGGING UP MOTHER, HAWKING, DRINKING AT THE MOVIES, THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF BEER, and PAPER: PAGING THROUGH HISTORY.

Genres Represented

  • Memoir and Biography
  • Food Narrative/Studies/History
  • Graphic and Illustrated Nonfiction
  • Essays on Social Issues
  • Pop-Science
  • Pop/Punk/Geek Culture
  • Self-Help
  • Historical Narrative
  • Humor
  • How-To
  • Business and Career

Fiction

Gordon is looking for fresh concepts that excite him before he even starts reading and tension-filled prose that won’t let him stop. He loves being surprised by undeniably unique voices, twisty plots, and the occasional touch of magic in an otherwise realistic story. Some of his favorites are: THE GOOD GIRL, GAIJIN, GRETCHEN, BENEATH A SCARLET SKY, PINES, HOME BEFORE DARK, FREAKBOY, NEW KID, CRUSH, and WE THE ANIMALS.

Genres Represented

  • High-Concept Suspense
  • Book Club Women’s Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Verse Novels for YA and MG
  • Graphic Novels for Adults, YA, and MG

Gordon Does Not Represent

  • Genre Fiction (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, Western)
  • Satire
  • Legal Thrillers
  • Espionage
  • Children’s Picture Books
  • Novellas or Short Fiction Collections (unless bundled with a literary novel)

Submission Guidelines

Please submit to Gordon via the button below.

If you haven’t received a response on your requested full manuscript after 3 months, feel free to follow up.

Meet Gordon Warnock

GrubStreet
April 29-30, May 5-7 2022
Online

Philadelphia Writing Workshop
May 7, 2022
Online

The Writers Hotel
June 11, 2022
Online

San Francisco Writers Conference
July 21-24, 2022
San Francisco, CA

Contact

For conference, press, or rights inquires, email gordon@fuseliterary.com. Unsolicited submissions via this address or social media will be deleted, unread.