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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 Marina Hrovat
November 21, 2013
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By Josh McCraney
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A relationship crashes and burns - but not in every part of the multiverse
By Roxann Giuliano
November 21, 2013
Mr Jameson has high expectations of his students - and letting him down has rather serious...
By Charles H. Fox
November 30, 2013
They were a couple of normal kids: bright, never been in trouble - and now they're missing...
By Gordon Ebert
September 29, 2013
I wish I could have perceived what was about to happen to the wave carrying our shared future...
By Way Jeng
October 22, 2013
Sometimes it's what didn't happen in this universe that hurts the most...
By William T. Blythe
November 13, 2013
It was the ugliest conflict in human history, and still claiming victims even now...