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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 Jonathan Edward Bryant
August 14, 2013
Herman Bexley is a complex individual, with a secret best kept to a trusted few...
By Jane Grano
December 1, 2013
I only need my alias to hold long enough to get the deed done
By Richard Harenburg
October 30, 2013
Heidi rides a wave to another dimension
By Rowenavera Levanah Sciple
December 2, 2013
Two bickering professors are about to get upstaged...
By Michael Andrew Moore
November 30, 2013
Time travel - no good will come of it. But I don’t get paid for my opinions; I'm here to hunt...
By Donnie Boman
November 12, 2013
Our traveler came in the year 1501 - that is how we were able to build the machines...
By Rebecca Montange
December 1, 2013
Meow. I really need out now