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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 Anthony Capritto
October 17, 2013
0
Quantum technology - the unlikely saviour of baseball...
By Kelly O'Connor
November 21, 2013
0
Katie and Kyle have so much in common - and yet....
By Lazer Fuerst
August 26, 2013
2.5
Entering writing competitions can get you into dangerous places...
By Sam Taylor
July 26, 2013
3.6
Not everyone wants their dreams to come true
By Regina Manuela Gomes Catarino
September 11, 2013
3
A laboratory mishap leads Chandra to an odd discovery - in another universe
By QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
3.25
An original 'drabble' - a story of exactly 100 words - by competition judge Tania...
By Joshua Nieubuurt
November 19, 2013
3.2
Which is worse - men or machines?

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