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ARIEL CHU 朱詠慈 is a Taiwanese American writer from Eastvale, California.
Ariel received her MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, where she served as the co-Editor in Chief of Salt Hill Journal and received a 2019 P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans. From 2020 to 2021, Ariel was a visiting Luce Scholar at National Chengchi University in Taipei, where she researched contemporary queer Taiwanese literature and co-edited a folio of contemporary queer Taiwanese literature for the Transpacific Literary Project. Ariel is currently 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.
Ariel’s work can be found (or is forthcoming in) Waxwing, The Offing, Sine Theta, and Sonora Review, among others. Ariel also received a Pushcart Prize nomination from Nat. Brut and a Best Small Fictions nomination from The Masters Review, which named her the winner of its 2018 Spring Flash Fiction Contest .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.