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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 Tom Ransom
December 2, 2013
The source of Tom's feeling of inner warmth is... what?
By Andrew J Lucas
August 14, 2013
There's more than one way to be entangled
By Katherine Villegas
November 22, 2013
When there's a zombie apocalypse on the horizon, you can trust the physicists to come up with...
By Frédéric Galron Hermiltonitian
November 24, 2013
Gail is living a life of extraordinary experiences...
By peter slingluff
November 24, 2013
The quantum geeks have discovered a new form of matter, but they don't understand its powers
By Zunaid Omair
November 9, 2013
Can quantum theory be applied to murder?
By Josh McCraney
July 27, 2013
Stephen is stuck in a fatal - and increasingly tiresome - loop