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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 Donald Hintz
November 27, 2013
Twice a year, in a small field near a hamlet called Menisino, quantum strings touchdown to planet...
By Cliff Richardson
December 1, 2013
If there were a parallel you in a parallel universe helping you out, what would you do?
By Frank A. Rose
September 18, 2013
It would be best if I don’t look back. Nothing is following me, I just don’t want to see where I’ve...
By Suhas Bhat
July 29, 2013
Two friends meet up in their multiverse and come to an understanding.
By Chris McDevitt
November 19, 2013
It can be lonely out in space. Lucky he has Harry to talk to - for now
By John H. Fikus, Ph.D.
November 7, 2013
It was indifferent to the tyranny of distance, but this new entangled network had a tyranny all its...
By Joshua Rivera
November 30, 2013
the nathaniel p. biddle senior high school auditorium has never seen anything quite like this. Or...