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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 Brittney Sherwood
August 29, 2013
4
Azizi hadn't meant for her power over the subatomic world to get out of hand...
By Kristina Grant
November 30, 2013
3.5
Leftina and Rightina are on the Quantum Radio
By Jake Carter-Thomas
July 24, 2013
3.666665
How does a physicist deal with a broken heart?
By William Small
October 6, 2013
3
Would Spencer wake up in time to take control of his experiment on the quantum foam?
By Blaine C. Readler
November 30, 2013
4
It doesn't matter that Jim didn't believe the Thought Materializer would work - he's...
By Joseph Miles
September 9, 2013
2.8
Creating a quantum-powered synthetic organism seemed like a good idea at the time...
By John Gribbin
August 31, 2013
3
Ever wondered what is going on in the multiverse right now?

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