About Ariel

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is a Taiwanese American writer from Eastvale, California. In 2020, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, where she served as the co-Editor in Chief of Salt Hill Journal from Spring 2019 to Spring 2020. In 2019, Ariel received the P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Currently, Ariel is a visiting Luce Scholar at National Chengchi University in Taipei, where she is researching contemporary queer Taiwanese literature.

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

Ariel is currently working on a novel and short story collection. Contact her for further information and bad puns.