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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 Joshua Rivera
November 30, 2013
2
the nathaniel p. biddle senior high school auditorium has never seen anything quite like this. Or...
By Ryan Christopher Finch
August 14, 2013
3.166665
Barry Proton is looking for his perfect match, but there are repulsive forces at work...
By John Gribbin
August 31, 2013
3
Ever wondered what is going on in the multiverse right now?
By Larry Davis
September 7, 2013
1
A microscopic cell works towards a better future
By Andrew J Lucas
August 14, 2013
4
There's more than one way to be entangled
By Rohan Agalawatta
August 22, 2013
0
By Kim Lounsbury
December 2, 2013
3.4
The fish are simultaneously biting and not biting, so you'd better not watch that rod too...

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