february, 2020

29feb12:00 am11:59 pmQuantum Shorts Flash Fiction CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 1,000
Top Prize: $1,500

Event Details

Quantum physics has unleashed a multiverse of ideas. Be inspired to enter the Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition. Run by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore with a constellation of prestigious partners, Quantum Shorts has alternated between annual calls for science fiction and science films inspired by quantum physics since 2012.

We are delighted to announce a new call for entries to the Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition! We seek stories up to 1000 words long that take inspiration from the mind-blowing world of quantum physics.

“In these days of quantum computers and quantum satellites, even the news can read like sci-fi. We invite writers to explore behind the headlines and tell stories with emotion and imagination,” says judge and quantum physicist Artur Ekert.

To add a further challenge: stories must include the phrase “things used to be so simple”, taken from the winning story of our previous fiction call. Check the competition’s full rules, get inspiration from our resources, then submit your stories here. The competition is free to enter and offers prizes up to US$1500.

Entries must be no longer than 1000 words and include the phrase “things used to be so simple”.

Competition open to submissions until 29 February 2020, 23.59 GMT.

Win Scientific American subscriptions and cash prizes of up to US$1500!

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