Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction Competition Announces Winners

Tor Books, Scientific American, and Nature acted as media partners for the , which encouraged readers to create short fiction inspired by quantum physics. The international competition, organized by the Center for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, ran from September to December, and the winners were announced on Thursday, March 31.

Open Category:  “Ana” by Liam Hogan

Open Category Runner-Up: “Don’t Die Before You’re Dead, Sally Wu” by Andrew Neil Gray

Youth Category: “Unrequited Signals” by Tara Abrishami

People’s Choice: “The Qubits of College Acceptance” by Lily Turaski

A panel of judges selected the winners, and the public was also able to vote for the People’s Choice Prize from the entries shortlisted across both categories. The winners will received a trophy, cash prize, and a one-year digital subscription to , and the winner of the Open category will be featured on the site.

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