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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 Douglas Richard Turnbull
November 2, 2013
4.45
When you can stream yourself to alternative Earths, you'd think you could get away with...
By Gerald Lane Summers
September 4, 2013
4.444445
There was no known reason to suspect the memory protein might cause harm, but reason is a slippery...
By David Dunn
September 10, 2013
4.333335
At the Olive Garden restaurant, there are many worlds, but only one menu
By Isabella de Cardenas
November 22, 2013
2.5
All I could tell Mrs. Singer was that I didn’t cheat
By Wayne Hocking
November 27, 2013
4.8
Sometimes our poor understanding is simply due to the limits of our experience
By Ian Randal Strock
August 17, 2013
3.6
A professor demonstrates a terminal faith in the many worlds theory
By Vina Jie-Min Prasad
December 1, 2013
3.9375
If Anna and Henry can make it through their 720-hour entanglement, their relationship can withstand...

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