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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 Zunaid Omair
November 9, 2013
2.666665
Can quantum theory be applied to murder?
By Chad Alan Bedford
August 30, 2013
4
When your dad seems to be in two places at once, it's only natural to ask difficult questions...
By Dennis D. Hill
September 17, 2013
4.69231
Vellan and Alioth are about to make a desperate attempt to outlive the Universe
By Don Dilworth
October 27, 2013
2
Roger is finding it hard to cope with the uncertainty principle: is Steve's bomb about to...
By David Green
September 1, 2013
4.846155
In 2071, we are finally ready to test psychic entanglement theory...
By Isaac Gantwerk Mayer
August 23, 2013
4
Would you know if you were travelling through the multiverse?
By Blaine C. Readler
November 30, 2013
4
It doesn't matter that Jim didn't believe the Thought Materializer would work - he's...

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