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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 Jon Lee Brown
August 29, 2013
3
Two brothers invent a machine that will change humanity forever
By Paul Goldner
November 11, 2013
0
To some people, these rocks were just rocks...
By Rohan Agalawatta
August 22, 2013
0
By Cortis Clark
September 13, 2013
4
Something terrible is about to happen in the Applied Physics Laboratory in Verona
By Madelyn Peterson
November 21, 2013
0
What are these teachers up to?
By Jerry Robertson
December 1, 2013
3.75
Somewhere, everywhere, sentient beings are sitting in bars trying to figure out the true nature of...
By QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
4.115385
A classic spy tale with a quantum twist by researcher Dagomir Kaszlikowski.

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