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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. 

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By Rebecca Montange
December 1, 2013
Meow. I really need out now
By David Grant
November 12, 2013
A nameless man materialises on a nameless beach
By Shadab Hafiz Choudhury
November 15, 2013
Sitting on a cliff edge, two figures are watching the world's end
By Craig R. Saunders
November 29, 2013
The birth of the universe was a beautiful thing, Alice says - but there was no bang
By Cliff David Eissmer
November 11, 2013
If the world is ending tomorrow...
By francisco de leon
August 19, 2013
Even quantum particles prefer hello to goodbye
By Yue Chee Tieng
December 1, 2013
Sometimes there's just no getting away