previous next

The winners

We've announced the winners of our competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction - go read the six prize-winning stories!

Keep in touch

Make sure you've signed up for our newsletter if you want to hear about future Quantum Shorts projects

Media Partners

  • Scientific American
  • TOR
  • TOR-COM

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. 

Newsletter Signup

Submit your email address so we can send you occasional competition updates and tell you who wins!
By Sam Curtis
July 26, 2013
3.875
After falling into a black hole, Susan and Trevor just aren't themselves any more...
By William T. Blythe
November 13, 2013
3.333335
It was the ugliest conflict in human history, and still claiming victims even now...
By Elizabeth Hinckley
November 22, 2013
3.666665
Few knew about the school's entangled hallways - until the day Mr Buxman flipped the switch
By Chris Trampauska-Trumpowski
December 1, 2013
2
There was always more than one idea coming out of Adalbert's crazy-haired head
By Yuen Xiang Hao
November 30, 2013
4.440945
Commuting is easy. Connecting? Much harder...
By Durand Welsh
November 24, 2013
3
Jackson must go undercover to hack the crooks' quantum comms
By Rachel Hanks
November 22, 2013
4
There's no way anyone could have known how to target them - unless...

Pages