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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. 

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By Rebecca McCarty Kuenstler
October 1, 2013
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For Eve, her very being was in the eye of the beholder
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December 1, 2013
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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 Sierra deSousa
November 22, 2013
0
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July 18, 2013
1
There was a wave...
By Barrie Walsh
November 13, 2013
0
There's chatter on the network
By Bryce Miller
November 30, 2013
3
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