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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 Regina Manuela Gomes Catarino
September 11, 2013
3
A laboratory mishap leads Chandra to an odd discovery - in another universe
By Brian W. Veit
December 2, 2013
4.5
Their shared taste in music was just the start of their entanglement
By Kenton K. Yee
November 30, 2013
4.29412
When your father contracts wave particle duality, you know things are going to get messy...
By Jordan Yates
November 22, 2013
4.357145
It happened every time Michael's birthday came around...
By William Horace Herndon
November 20, 2013
1
There was dissent among Fluk's disciples although they'd accepted the idea of "many...
By Jon David Welland
November 28, 2013
3
A physicist finds his insight into the universe unbearable
By Sam Curtis
July 26, 2013
3.875
After falling into a black hole, Susan and Trevor just aren't themselves any more...

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