The Yale Daily News Magazine is thrilled to publish the winners of the 2024 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 The Wallace Prize recognizes previously unpublished fiction and nonfiction by Yale undergraduates.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. Winners receive a substantial monetary award and their pieces are published in a special issue of the Yale Daily News Magazine.

Read the digital issue here.



First Place: “English Station” by Aya Ochiai ’25
Second Place: “Maishe’s Bower” by John Nash ’24
Third Place: “Chicken Person” by Zoe Larkin ’24

Honorable Mention: “Bathhouse” by Arden Yum ’25
Honorable Mention: “My Grandparents’ Villa” by Lara Mohamed ’27



First Place: “Camouflage” by Maude Lechner ’24
Second Place: “Deliverance” by Adriana Golden ’24
Third Place: “Poster Child” by Cal Barton ’25
Honorable Mention: “The Skin Shed” by Cal Barton ’25


Learn more about the 2024 winners here.

Thank you to the many students who submitted and the anonymous panel of professionals who volunteered their time and expertise.