ARIEL CHU is a Taiwanese American poet and fiction writer from Eastvale, California. A member of the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University, she graduated from Williams College in 2017 with a B.A. in English. In 2017, Williams awarded Ariel the Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowship for excellence in creative writing. In 2019, Ariel received the P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Ariel is currently an MFA candidate in Fiction at Syracuse University, where she serves as an Editor in Chief of Salt Hill Journal, edits college application essays, and works as a graduate teaching assistant.
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 (or is forthcoming) in Sonora Review, Beecher’s Magazine, Underblong, wildness, Nat. Brut, and Stirring: A Literary Collection. In the summer of 2016, Ariel also conducted an interview series with writers, editors, and publishers in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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.