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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 Isaac Gantwerk Mayer
August 23, 2013
4
Would you know if you were travelling through the multiverse?
By QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
4.115385
A classic spy tale with a quantum twist by researcher Dagomir Kaszlikowski.
By Elizabeth Hinckley
November 22, 2013
3.666665
Few knew about the school's entangled hallways - until the day Mr Buxman flipped the switch
By Jennifer Jane Buck
November 8, 2013
3
Tina and her kind exist outside the flow of time

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