About Ariel

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is a Taiwanese American writer from Eastvale, California. She is currently an MFA candidate in Fiction at Syracuse University, where she served as an Editor in Chief of Salt Hill Journal. In 2019, Ariel received the P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans. In 2020, Ariel was also selected into the 2020-2021 class of Luce Scholars.

Ariel graduated from Williams College in 2017 with a B.A. in English. From 2015-2016, she studied with the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University. In the summer of 2016, Ariel also conducted an interview series with writers, editors, and publishers in Reykjavík, Iceland. In 2017, Williams awarded Ariel the Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowship for excellence in creative writing.

In 2018, Ariel was named the winner of The Masters Review Spring Flash Fiction Contest. Ariel also received a Pushcart Prize nomination from Nat. Brut and a Best Small Fictions nomination from The Masters Review. Her work can also be found in Sonora Review, Beecher’s MagazineUnderblong, wildness, Nat. Brut, and Stirring: A Literary Collection.

Ariel is currently working on a novel about cannibals, a short story collection about microscopic power plays, and a poetry chapbook about flesh-eating mushrooms. Contact her for further information and bad puns.