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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 Aaron Rosario Jeyaraj
November 29, 2013
4.375
And so, I stepped into the machine, and it closed around me...
By Jetse de Vries
September 30, 2013
4.63158
After the quantum ghosts turned up in the qubit web, nothing was the same again
By Matt Swayne
November 23, 2013
3
Kurt wakes up to a world of new possibilities
By Yong Shu Yun Stephanie
August 14, 2013
4.21739
A lab accident sets Phil on the road to a Nobel Prize
By Matthew Engel
December 1, 2013
2.5
The pair believed that by exponentially increasing the energy of their proton accelerator, they...
By Linda H.Y. Hegland
September 20, 2013
3.333335
By John Waugh Wright
November 14, 2013
4.5
The sound quality wasn't good enough. It was never good enough.

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