What We're Looking For

* Flash non-fiction with an emphasis on some element of crime, mischief or rabble-rousing.
* Stories up to 2,000 words long.
* While all stories must be non-fiction, it is acceptable to use some creative license.
* Given this is a crime genre, name changes are allowed.
* Bottom line is we're looking for the kind of story you can tell a million times to a million people and it never gets old.

What We're NOT Looking For

* Stories depicting horrible criminal acts in a graphic way.
* Anything that would get you arrested or investigated.
* Stories that cross "the line." (You just know)
* A play-by-play of events is boring. Give us a narrative that tells a story.

Does the story have to be about something that happened to the author?

Not necessarily. So long as it's non-fiction, it's game. You can put yourself in the shoes of someone else (that's part of the creative license). But the base of the story must be non-fiction.

Does Fingerprints accept photos?

Yep. The main thing is that the photo(s) should tell a story. You don't necessarily have to write up something, although that helps. It could just be photos and brief synopsis.

How to Submit

Paste your story in the body of an e-mail and send it to fingerprintseditor [at] gmail [dot] com. Put "Fingerprints Submission" in the subject line. Include a brief author bio.

* Accepted works are unpaid at this time.