previous next

The winners

We've announced the winners of our competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction - go read the six prize-winning stories!

Keep in touch

Make sure you've signed up for our newsletter if you want to hear about future Quantum Shorts projects

Media Partners

  • Scientific American
  • TOR
  • TOR-COM

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. 

Newsletter Signup

Submit your email address so we can send you occasional competition updates and tell you who wins!
By Joshua Nieubuurt
November 19, 2013
3.2
Which is worse - men or machines?
By Bayley Quinn
December 1, 2013
2.5
The cat's in a bunker, and there is a smell of gunpowder in the air
By K. Von Kraemer DeWitt
September 20, 2013
3.77778
Munoc the tabby appeared from nowhere - or so it seems
By Katie Altmayer
November 22, 2013
0
Jimmy and Roger discover a way to cheat on tests
By Wm. Wachsmann
September 3, 2013
3.5
April loves hiking. But how can she stop pebbles tunnelling into her boots?
By Luca Estinto
December 2, 2013
3.5
A bluish haze, an endless buzzing of light...
By Douglas Richard Turnbull
November 2, 2013
4.45
When you can stream yourself to alternative Earths, you'd think you could get away with...

Pages