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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 David Macdougall
November 18, 2013
0
Richard is trying something new, weird and wonderful...
By Mercedes Mahon
December 1, 2013
2
Niels Bohr is going to help me fix things
By Chris Willoughby
November 30, 2013
3
Sometimes, a bit of extra mass is just what you need
By Melvin Schindler
July 19, 2013
3.833335
Simon's expertise included knowing which particular reality would go with sushi
By Na Yoon Kim
November 22, 2013
0
Is Helen in class or not? Her life might depend on the answer
By Erinna Mettler
November 13, 2013
4
They haven’t invented a teleportation device - nothing is what it seems
By Elizabeth Teoh
November 22, 2013
4
They say that the universe is a dark, vast place...

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