Kiana Nguyen joined Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2016, where she assisted several agents, and is now building her own client list. She is seeking YA fiction across genres, particularly those with POC and queer voices. She is also interested in Adult romance and domestic suspense thrillers.

Kiana is interested in stepping away from suburban narratives and eager to find fresh voices that can be clearly defined as of this current decade. She is an advocate for inclusivity in publishing in regard to race, gender, and sexuality.


– Dark, twisty narratives that explore human complexity
– YA/Adult Contemporary featuring lower socioeconomic backgrounds; poor kids who get in as much reckless mischief as their rich counterparts!
– YA featuring happy/hopeful queer romances
– Domestic suspense Thrillers

Specializes In

Fiction: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thrillers/Suspense, Young Adult


Fiction: Mystery, Science Fiction, Upmarket Women's Fiction