The Yale Daily News Magazine is thrilled to publish the winners of the 2019 Wallace Prize. The Wallace Prize recognizes previously unpublished fiction and nonfiction by Yale undergraduates. All submissions were judged anonymously by professional writers, who also decided the number of prizes and the places of the winners.


First Place (tie): “34I,” Mariah Kreutter ’20
First Place (tie): “Mama’s Boy,” Charlie Lee ’20
Honorable Mention: “A Cycle of Secrecy,” Sarah Donilon ’19
Honorable Mention: “Hinterland Farmer,” Eliza Fawcett ’19
Honorable Mention: “Roman Heat,” Charlie Lee ’20


First Place: “Laying Day,” Paul Gross ’20
Second Place: “Purple Flowers,” Samara Angel ’21
Third Place: “A Portrait of the Art Historian as a Young Man,” Aparna Nair-Kanneganti ’20
Fourth Place: “The Season,” Nicole Blackwood ’20
Honorable Mention: “Cane Fire,” Grace Wynter ’20
Honorable Mention: “The Dollhouse,” Henry Reichard ’19
Honorable Mention: “The Oak Tree,” Valerie Pavilonis ’22


Thank you to the many students who submitted, the anonymous judges who volunteered their time and expertise and the English Department, which sponsored this issue.