Thank you to everyone who submitted to this year’s Wallace Prize in fiction and nonfiction. We are excited to announce the winning pieces, which will be published in the upcoming issue of the Yale Daily News Magazine.


1st Place:

“Recurrence” by Jessica Blau ’17

2nd Place:

“Let Sleeping Dogs Fly” by Tao Tao Holmes ’14

3rd Place (tie):

“Taut and Bound” by Isabel Ortiz ’14

“Pennies and Pilgrims” by Julia Calagiovanni ’15



1st Place:

“The Octavian Love Letters” by Jake Orbison ’16

2nd Place:

“Children with Playthings” by Shawnna Thomas ’15

3rd Place:

“Funeral” by Abigail Carney ’15

Submissions were judged anonymously by a panel of professors, writers, and editors unaffiliated with the Yale Daily News.