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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 Niels Christian Alstrup
December 2, 2013
4.5
Fox has Organic Decoherence Deficiency Syndrome. He's seen his doctor about it - and he thinks...
By Dan Tomlinson
October 11, 2013
4
Her "Introduction to Relativity and Quantum Physics" course got curiouser and curiouser
By Zlatko Vasilkoski
December 1, 2013
4.25
Physicists are not all talk after all...
By Diane Marie Taylor
September 4, 2013
4
They say that travel broadens the mind, but mind-travel can accomplish more than that
By Julia Tarnovsky
October 21, 2013
3
Bob's heaven is Alice's hell, and a teleport swap seems like the only way to go
By Dr. Rory Fitzpatrick
December 2, 2013
2.75
As Fred walked up the footpath, he felt less and less coherent, and when he finally crossed the...
By James Lovejoy
October 23, 2013
4
Madness, witchcraft or entanglement? It depends on when you live

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