Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Ariana Philips of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

Ariana Philips is a literary agent with Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

Ariana represents both fiction and nonfiction for adult and kid’s books.

She’s interested in literary and commercial fiction, particularly upmarket women’s fiction, stories with unique family dynamics, and historical hooks. She likes gritty stories that have an authentic voice, a well-crafted plot, and carefully developed characters. She’s on the hunt for smart romantic comedies, both for the adult and YA market. In nonfiction, she’s interested in popular history and science; illustrated gift books; true crime; sports; social issues; and cookbooks and food narratives. In YA and middle grade, she’s looking for contemporary stories with an original hook and voice.


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