Competion: Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction

Our partners at Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore is once again running the Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction competion! Entry is free and offering up to US$1500 in prizes. 

All you have to do is write a science fiction story up to 1000 words inspired by anything quantum physics. Check out our list of terms or used Quamtum Short resources on their website. This year you have to include the phrase "things used to be so simple", taken from 2017's winning story  “Acceptable Loss” by Przemysław Zańko.

Still don't know what to write? Randomise a unique idea from our chart below!

Key dates

  •  Submissions will close 23:59 GMT, 29 February 2020.
  •  Shortlist Entrants notified April, 2020
  •  "Peoples Choice Prize" voting will run from 1st May 2020 - 15th May 2020
  •  Winners announced June, 2020

Read the rules on the Quantum Shorts Website.

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Read the rules on the Quantum Shorts Website.

Getting Started

Don't know where to start? 

Get advice on how to write a great short story with Quantum shorts writing resources

You get some quantum ideas from previous years Quantum Shorts film and stories entries. 

Alternatively use our list of terms or resources by Quantum Shorts

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.