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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 QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
An edited excerpt from Knocking on Heaven’s Door by competition judge Lisa Randall.
By Messrob Torikian
December 1, 2013
Whatever anybody thinks, I really can't live without Molly...
By Luke Charles
December 2, 2013
Shaina and her father are about to discover everything there is to know...
By Rock Blazer
December 2, 2013
It wasn’t always this way. For many light years I have just been gliding along in nearly empty...
By n.starkovsky
October 7, 2013
A shock to the system proves to be just what John needed
By Mystic Noesis
December 2, 2013
Mat is watching the birds when he realises he is not alone
By Sam Curtis
July 26, 2013
After falling into a black hole, Susan and Trevor just aren't themselves any more...