Tor Books, Scientific American, and Nature acted as media partners for the 2015 Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction Competition, 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 Scientific American’s website, and the winner of the Open category will be featured on the site.
“Ana” Illustration by © Michael Manomivibul