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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 Matthew Hunt
July 17, 2013
One infinite now follows another
By Ronald B. Voigt
September 6, 2013
It was a very cold morning at the dawn of time...
By Craig Flannagan
September 21, 2013
Robert's experiment had a golden ending - just not the one he planned
By Gerald Lane Summers
September 4, 2013
There was no known reason to suspect the memory protein might cause harm, but reason is a slippery...
By Peter Spasov
November 13, 2013
Mr Schrodinger welcomes you to the H-Nook, a nightclub self-contained in its own universe...
By Milos Kovacevic
December 2, 2013
Martin always said there'd be a statue of him one day - but he didn't see it quite like...
By Andrew J Lucas
August 14, 2013
There's more than one way to be entangled