The Soup Heroes Award

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The Soup Heroes Award

Writing Prompt

Write a piece of flash fiction about someone with a superpower that is only useful in really specific situations. Perhaps they have feelings of inferiority around other beings of power, or their superpowers so discreet that they’re not even sure if they have it. How you flesh out this world is up to you, provided the protagonist is endowed with a power that barely seems like a power at all.

Finally, include some form of meal preparation in the story.


Superhero, Sci Fi, Comic Book, Urban Fantasy etc.

Word Count

Up to 500 of your kryptonic hypnotic words.

Due Date

Sunday 10 April 2016. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.

All entries receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format

Please read carefully!

Include a cover image. Ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story.

Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

How do I submit?

You can submit your story here.

One thought on “The Soup Heroes Award

  1. Is the name of this award a reference to Paul Jennings’ “Souperman”?

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