Gordon Warnock

Occupation Literary Agent
Website http://forewordliterary.com

About Me

Twitter: @gordonwarnock, @ForewordLit
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Gordon Warnock is a founding partner at Foreword Literary, bringing years of experience as a senior literary agent, marketing director and editor for independent publishers, freelance publishing consultant, and college-level writing tutor. He frequently teaches workshops and gives keynote speeches at conferences and MFA programs nationwide. He is an honors graduate of CSUS with a B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing.

Specific genres Gordon represents include the following:


• Memoir (Adult, New Adult, YA, Graphic)
• Cookbooks and Food Studies
• Political and Current Events
• Pop-Science
• Pop-Culture
• Self-Help
• How-To
• Humor
• Pets
• Business


• High-Concept Commercial Fiction
• Literary Fiction
• New Adult
• YA (Think Ellen Hopkins and Jay Asher, not Stephenie Meyer)
• Graphic Novels

Not looking for:

• Religious Fiction
• Genre Fiction (Western, Romance, Sci-Fi)
• Legal Thrillers
• New Age
• Children’s and MG
• Novellas
• Screenplays
• Collections of essays, short fiction, or poetry

Why do you write?

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.

Any favorite authors? Books?

I tend to enjoy reading those who don't do as they're told: Lance Olsen, Debra Di Blasi, Rebecca Brown, Brian Evenson, Daniel Grandbois, Robin Martin, Tanya Chernov, Kelly Davio and several others you haven't heard of yet. I also enjoy the classics, the romantics, the lost generation and the beats.

A few of my favorite books (in no particular order) are: The Glass Castle, Kitchen Confidential, The Garden of Eden, World War Z, Real Ultimate Power, Unlucky Lucky Days, Nietzsche’s Kisses, American Romances and The Glass Castle.

Gordon Warnock's Wall

See ya – Aug 27, 2010

Hey, Gordon. Welcome.

Darryl Price – Aug 20, 2010

Giggle on. Welcome aboard.

Meg Pokrass – Aug 18, 2010

Hi Gordon. Welcome!

Robert Vaughan – Aug 18, 2010

Welcome to Fictionaut, Gordon! Hope you enjoy it here!

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