Haolun Xu

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Haolun Xu is a Chinese-American poet, fiction writer, and filmmaker based in New Jersey. He was born in Nanning, China, and raised in New Jersey. He holds a B.A. in English and Political Science from Rutgers University. His writing has appeared in literary journals such as Electric Literature, Narrative, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Joyland, jubilat, and more.

Haolun’s work is the recipient of the John Gardner Memorial Prize in Fiction, and has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize, and also for Best Of The Net. Haolun is also an Associate Poetry Editor for the literary journal, Pidgeonholes. He is also a Fiction Editor for the literary press, Newfound.

Haolun’s upcoming narrative short film, Long Beach, is currently in post-production, and concluded principal photography at the end of April 2022.

Haolun’s debut chapbook, Ultimate Sun Cell, was published with New Delta Review, placing Runner-Up in the 2021 Chapbook Contest, judged by Brandon Shimoda. His chapbook is available for purchase here.

He has received scholarships and fellowships from organizations such as Brooklyn Poets, the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, Hugo House, Centrum, and more. However, see below for a complete list of publications and awards.

Haolun is also a NYC Metropolitan Area-based copywriter and technical writer. He is experienced with SEO methods and programs such as Semrush and Jira. His work has covered topics that range from orthopedics, sports medicine, financial technology, and music therapy. His content writing portfolio can be found here.

For contact, please email Haolun at: haolun2@gmail.com. Feel free also to connect with him on Twitter, his handle is: @haolun1. His Instagram is: @xuhaolun.