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 Unsu Lee
November 21, 2013
5
It is the 23rd century AD, and a poet is on trial
By Blaine C. Readler
November 30, 2013
4
It doesn't matter that Jim didn't believe the Thought Materializer would work - he's...
By Erik Niklas
November 28, 2013
3
Only Sarah knew what her parents had built in that bunker. Was she brave enough to use it?
By Michael Svehla
November 30, 2013
4.214285
Larry the sentient robot is here to observe the destiny of Earth - but he's about to intervene...
By Russell Buckbee
November 18, 2013
0
For a patient with phase problems, there's no easy treatment...
By Antonia Jade
December 1, 2013
3.625
Gran died on a Wednesday, but lucky for us she was back within a week
By Gerard DiLeo
August 3, 2013
2.57143
Sometimes, a particle just has to know when to move on.

Pages