Gordon Warnock

@gordonwarnock

Literary Agent @FuseLiterary , Publisher of Short Fuse Publishing, Writer, Reader, Rockinfreakapotamus

Sacramento, CA; Vancouver, BC

Fuse Literary

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 26 Sep 2017

#TipTuesday: Your #QueryLetter must be functional as well as compelling. Don’t forget basics like genre, word count, comps, etc. #QueryTip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 19 Sep 2017

#TipTuesday: Whereas labeling sections of your #QueryLetter conveys that you’re relying on someone else's template. No need. #QueryTip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 19 Sep 2017

#TipTuesday: Quietly following submission guidelines & standard query letter format makes you look confidant & professional. #QueryTip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 12 Sep 2017

#TipTuesday: Make it easy for #agents to request your #manuscript. Don't use filters or require an email address approval process. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 5 Sep 2017

It's in yr best interest to be aware of this & treat this business like a business. Remember: #amquerying is yr first impression! #QueryTip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 5 Sep 2017

And the #publishers we work with tend to have regular business hours (even though their workload often spills over after hours). #QueryTip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 5 Sep 2017

#LiteraryAgents want your #submissions, but we also have families & obligations outside of the inbox. #QueryTip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 5 Sep 2017

#TipTuesday: #amquerying on holidays & weekends is perfectly OK (it goes into the queue) but expecting action then is unrealistic. #QueryTip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 29 Aug 2017

#TipTuesday: Your #QueryLetter doesn't need to mention that ur querying me, that you’re seeking representation, etc. It's implied. #QueryTip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 29 Aug 2017

#TipTuesday: There are better ways to start your #queryletter than narrating a rhetorical conversation with me. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 15 Aug 2017

#TipTuesday: There are better ways to start your #queryletter than a string of rhetorical questions. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 8 Aug 2017

#TipTuesday: There are better ways to start your #queryletter than cynicism about the #amquerying process. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 3 Apr 2015

Lots of NF queriers lately trying to spin a lack of platform as uniqueness and authenticity. That doesn't translate into sales. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 30 Mar 2015

Querying a novel before editing it wastes a minute of my time and months to years of yours. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 26 Mar 2015

An hour is not a sufficient amount of time to give before you demand a response to your query. #querytip #thisreallyhappens

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 25 Mar 2015

Don't tell me how you wrote your novel. Tell me about your novel. #fiction #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 25 Mar 2015

"To interested parties" immediately makes me disinterested. Don't just seek an agent. Seek the right agent for you. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 24 Mar 2015

Writing your query as your protagonist and never mentioning your genre is a great recipe for WTF. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 24 Mar 2015

So many misspellings of my name. If I've received your query, you've at least been able to do it once. Proofread before you send. #querytip