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The winners

We've announced the winners of our competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction - go read the six prize-winning stories!

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The results!

Our judges have picked the best of the best entries to the Quantum Shorts competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction, and we've got prizes for six fantastic stories.

To see the full list of winners and to read what the judges had to say about the winning stories, go to our announcement page.

As a preview, we're thrilled to announce that first prize in the Open International category goes to “The Knight of Infinity”. This story also claims the People’s Choice award, with 46% of the vote in our public poll on the shortlist.

We hope you've enjoyed reading the Quantum Shorts stories as much as we have! We want to say a big thank you to all the writers who entered the competition. We received over 500 entries, which took inspiration from the quantum world in many weird and wonderful ways. We're hoping to do something special with the shortlisted stories and a few more of our favourites: stay subscribed to our newsletter for updates.

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By Jamie Bullen
October 29, 2013
3.69231
The CERN labs have seen a lot of strange events, but nothing like this...
By Barrie Walsh
November 13, 2013
0
There's chatter on the network
By Joseph Miles
September 9, 2013
3
It took a few goes to get the standard model right, but we now have time on our side
By Ema Iwatsuki
November 30, 2013
3.5
What steps out of the iTeleport is not always what it seems...
By James A Hodgkins
November 26, 2013
3.5
When coffee is nothing more than a sensory input and no one has seen a live duck in seventy-five...
By Ivano Jean Kayle
November 27, 2013
2
Skydiving is an unusual way to probe the nature of reality, but Jakob is convinced he's onto...
By Algot Runeman
July 17, 2013
3.25
Hurry! It's time to close off the quantum transmission gate

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