previous next

The winners

We've announced the winners of our competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction - go read the six prize-winning stories!

Keep in touch

Make sure you've signed up for our newsletter if you want to hear about future Quantum Shorts projects

Media Partners

  • Scientific American
  • TOR
  • TOR-COM

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. 

Newsletter Signup

Submit your email address so we can send you occasional competition updates and tell you who wins!
By Yahia OUADAH
September 2, 2013
4.333335
Talking with Nora is never straightforward...
By Martin Wayne Heavisides
October 20, 2013
4.666665
They narrowly avoided the first rocket. But can they dodge the second?
By Benjamin David Boyd
December 2, 2013
4
The Bull tracks all the possible branching universes - and in sports betting, the branches go way...
By Sanam Amin
October 20, 2013
3.833335
On Therian, crime has no purpose
By Brikk Bralley
November 22, 2013
0
It wasn't until her first day of high school that Becky realized she was different
By Haley Vanderford
November 22, 2013
2
Matt and Louise are breaking up - until a quantum miracle intervenes
Esc
By RM Imposti
December 1, 2013
4
Sometimes the answer you're seeking is not the answer you expect. Jeb and the Professor now...

Pages