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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 Jonathan Edward Bryant
August 14, 2013
4.439025
Herman Bexley is a complex individual, with a secret best kept to a trusted few...
By Juliana Smith
November 21, 2013
0
The scientists created me with an ability to turn whoever looks at me into stone. For me it's...
By andrew j lucas
July 28, 2013
4.25
Sometimes it's hard being part of an entangled pair
By Jerry Robertson
December 1, 2013
3.75
Somewhere, everywhere, sentient beings are sitting in bars trying to figure out the true nature of...
By Dennis Guy Grace
August 9, 2013
4.1
When it comes to quantum teleportation, seeing is believing
By Shannon Junkin
September 24, 2013
4
Something had changed. Everything looked the same but to Todd everything felt different
By Unsu Lee
November 21, 2013
5
It is the 23rd century AD, and a poet is on trial

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