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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 Jane Grano
September 14, 2013
4
A brief half-existence is still enough to cause havoc...
By toki
August 4, 2013
3.363635
The rabbit might have created a one-way wormhole, but quantum theory can still get her out...
By Erinna Mettler
November 13, 2013
4
They haven’t invented a teleportation device - nothing is what it seems
By Linda H.Y. Hegland
September 20, 2013
3.333335
By Frederic M. Douglas
October 30, 2013
4.363635
When Prometheus seeks answers about creation, the High Priest only adds to his questions
By Brennan Jeffrey Vidt
November 25, 2013
4.333335
The whole afterlife thing came as a surprise...
By stephen clyde cole jr.
November 20, 2013
0
David gets entangled on his ultimate vacation

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