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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 Richard Lewis
September 17, 2013
3.166665
Humans are about to take their first voyage across the void
By Danielle Hart
November 22, 2013
0
Is Mikey a zombie, or is he not?
By Taik Hobson
November 24, 2013
4.11111
What became of Mark Little?
By Kim Lounsbury
December 2, 2013
3.4
The fish are simultaneously biting and not biting, so you'd better not watch that rod too...
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 Edward Palumbo
August 15, 2013
3.5
Life and love are complicated when your existence is split in two
By Jake Carter-Thomas
July 24, 2013
3.666665
How does a physicist deal with a broken heart?

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