The Yale Daily News Magazine awards the Wallace Prize in fiction and non-fiction annually in memory of Peter J. Wallace ’64. Wallace was a member of the Yale Daily News Editorial board, and the prize in his name is endowed by the Peter Wallace Memorial fund, set up through contributions by the Wallace family and Peter’s friends and classmates. This year, we received an overwhelming number of outstanding entries. The pieces were judged anonymously by a panel of professors, writers, and editors unaffiliated with the News. We owe our utmost gratitude to our judges for their tireless work in reading and evaluating this year’s submissions.

On behalf of the staff of the Yale Daily News Magazine and our panel of judges, we would like to congratulate this year’s winners:


1st Place:

“The Ergonometer: A Psychoanalytic History” by Lucas Zwirner ’13

2nd Place:

“Reading Aloud” by Marina Keegan ’12

3rd Place:

“All Parts Possessed” by Finola Prendergast ’12


1st Place:

“Beauty School Drop-In” by Haley Cohen ’11

2nd Place (tie):

“Why’d They Bring You Here, Dorothy?” by Daniel Bethencourt ’14

“The Other Murders” by Colin Ross ’12

Honorable Mention:

“In Sickness And In Mental Health At Yale” by Lauren Rosenthal ’12

“Digital Leftovers” by Elisa Gonzalez ’11