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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 Julia Tarnovsky
October 21, 2013
3
Bob's heaven is Alice's hell, and a teleport swap seems like the only way to go
By Stephanie Cheng
November 21, 2013
0
Every day, under the entangled vines, a poor girl stood selling newspapers...
By Mercedes Mahon
December 1, 2013
2
Niels Bohr is going to help me fix things
By Rachel Hanks
November 22, 2013
4
There's no way anyone could have known how to target them - unless...
By Ivy Reisner
November 11, 2013
1.6
A quantum bank statement is not a reliable source of information, as it turns out...
By Lucy Hayden
August 25, 2013
5
Is there more to a dog than just being a dog? It's hard for the owner to tell...
By Gerald Lane Summers
September 14, 2013
4.625
Getting involved with Horatio Simplot was a lot more complicated than she thought

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