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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 Richard Harenburg
October 30, 2013
Heidi rides a wave to another dimension
By Taylor Schrage
November 14, 2013
Preston wants to make everything better with a simple experiment
By Derek Lantz
October 27, 2013
An English major finds herself in the strangest of physics classes
By Mariama Dafina
November 27, 2013
Thankfully, the priestess's addiction to the chemistry of colors has beneficial side effects...
By Sara McKenzie
December 2, 2013
She's had the telegram for a week, a week when all kind of people have been knocking on the...
By Douglas Franklin Dluzen
November 13, 2013
Samuel's consciousness downloaded successfully, but now he's not so sure self-...
By Charles Kotsonis
December 2, 2013
Dimokritos Vlastos is on the loose - but it's hard to link him to these strange goings-on...