About Ariel

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is a Taiwanese American writer from Eastvale, California. In 2020, Ariel received her MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, where she served as the co-Editor in Chief of Salt Hill Journal (Spring 2019 to Spring 2020) and received a 2019 P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans. This year, Ariel is a visiting Luce Scholar at National Chengchi University in Taipei, where she is researching contemporary queer Taiwanese literature. From Fall 2021, Ariel will be a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California, where she intends to finish her novel with the support of a Steinbeck Fellowship.

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. A complete list of her publications can be found here.

Ariel is currently working on a novel and short story collection. She welcomes all attempts to contact her.