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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 Durand Welsh
November 24, 2013
Jackson must go undercover to hack the crooks' quantum comms
By Sam Taylor
July 26, 2013
Not everyone wants their dreams to come true
By Jason A Carlson
November 15, 2013
The craft had scared the inventor so much that he hid it from the world. But not well enough...
By Haley Vanderford
November 22, 2013
Matt and Louise are breaking up - until a quantum miracle intervenes
By Elias Nicholas Souri
September 25, 2013
The quantum computer may be self-aware but is it capable of evil?
By Jetse de Vries
September 30, 2013
After the quantum ghosts turned up in the qubit web, nothing was the same again
By Yu Kamiya
October 8, 2013
I am known as a lone scientist but I should acknowledge the contributions of my human colleagues...