$4,000 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: Quantum Shorts

$4,000 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: Quantum Shorts

The Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction Competition is now open to entries from writers around the world. The contest is completely free to enter, and offers cash prizes up to $1500, with a total purse of $4000.

Organized by the Centre for Quantum Technologies and the National University of Singapore, the contest is open to stories up to 1000 words that are inspired by quantum physics.

According to the call for entries:

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.


The deadline to enter the contest is February 29th, 2020. Anyone 13 years or older is allowed to join the contest.

There are a total of thirteen prizes being offered.

To learn more, visit the contest website here.


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