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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 Yong Shu Yun Stephanie
August 14, 2013
4.21739
A lab accident sets Phil on the road to a Nobel Prize
By Teh Kok Tiong
November 30, 2013
4.142855
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By Wayne Hocking
November 27, 2013
4.8
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By Tommy Jones
August 31, 2013
4
Once they were 12 entangled minds, but the war is taking its toll...
By NB Richter
November 18, 2013
3.666665
By Rachel Hanks
November 22, 2013
4
There's no way anyone could have known how to target them - unless...
By Daisy Beckner
November 27, 2013
3
Catherine and her father share a bond, but it can't last for ever...

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