Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction Contest is Currently Accepting Submissions/ How to Apply (Prize: $3,000 + more)

Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction Contest

Presented by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, Quantum shorts flash fiction contest is currently receiving entries.

The Quantum Shorts is an exciting open call for flash fiction. The contest is absolutely free to enter, and the doors are open for submissions until January 8, 2024.


Eligibility for Quantum Shorts for Flash Fiction


Quantum Flash Fiction Contest is Currently Accepting Entries.

Submission Guidelines


  • Your submissions should be under 1000 words.
  • Draw inspiration from the complexities of quantum physics.
  • Include the specified phrase in your story.
  • Enter your submissions to Quantum Shorts here.
  • Explore quantum physics resources on their website.
  • Don’t forget to review the rules.
  • The deadline for entries is 23:59 GMT, January 8, 2024.




  • First Prize:  USD 1500
  • Runner Up: USD 1000
  • People’s Choice: USD 500
  • Shortlist Entries: Up to ten entries get USD 100 each and a one-year digital subscription to Scientific American.
Judge’s Perspective


“Humans love stories. That’s why we have supported Quantum Shorts for more than a decade. We were thrilled and surprised by all the ways writers got inspired by quantum physics in previous editions. Now we’re opening our final call, we hope to be amazed and astonished again,” says judge José Ignacio Latorre, Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore.

**Distinguished Panel of Judges:**
– José Ignacio Latorre (Director, CQT)
– Chad Orzel (Physicist and Author)
– George Musser (Science Writer)
– Ingrid Jendrzejewski (Author and Editor)
– Ken Liu (Speculative Fiction Writer)
– Leonardo Benini (Senior Editor, Nature Physics)
– Tania De Rozario (Writer and Visual Artist)

**Organizers and Partners:**
– Organized by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore.
– Supported by international partners: Scientific American and Nature.
– Scientific partners include the Dodd-Walls Centre, ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS), Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM), QuTech, and the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.

Goodluck with your Submission!

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