The 1000 Word Cliffhanger Project

Hi-ya!  Today I am announcing an exciting new writing contest hosted by  Thriller author J.E. Fishman.  The prizes include an Apple iPad Mini for 1st place, a Kindle Paperwhite for 2nd, and a signed copies of Fishman’s latest books for 3rd.

Below is the who, what, when, how, and why so get started and…

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Over The Cliff: New writing contest
Thriller author challenges writers to The 1000-Word Cliffhanger Project

WHO: J.E. Fishman, critically acclaimed author, former Doubleday editor and literary agent.

WHAT: Fishman is challenging writers everywhere to create the most suspenseful and thrilling cliffhanger possible in just one thousand words or less.

WHEN: All cliffhangers must be entered on Fishman’s Facebook Page by Jan. 31, 2013. The first round voting will begin Feb. 1, 2013. The second round of voting will begin Feb. 9, 2013.

HOW: After Jan. 31, readers will be able to cast their votes for their favorite cliffhanger. Then, the top six with the most votes will move on to the second round of voting, where readers will be able to vote again for the winners.

Third Place: Signed copies of Cadaver Blues (StoneGate Ink, Sept. 2011) and Primacy (Verbitrage, Sept. 1, 2011).

Second Place: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

First Place: Apple iPad Mini

WHY: Fishman wants to encourage writers to push themselves to their creative limit by creating a story readers can’t get off of their minds.

For further details visit the contest page on Fishman’s blog 🙂  Also be on the look for an interview with J.E. Fishman and a giveaway of a couple of his books here on Whimsically Yours!

About J.E. Fishman
J.E. Fishman is a former New York literary agent, Doubleday editor and ghost writer. As an author he delights in keeping readers guessing, laughing and eager to find out what will happen next. He is author of the critically acclaimed thriller Primacy (Verbitrage, September 2011) – which Kirkus called “more fun than a barrel of overgrown monkeys” and Publishers Weekly called “an appealing debut thriller” – and Cadaver Blues (StoneGate Ink, October 2012), the first book in the “Phuoc Goldberg Fiascos” mystery series. Fishman’s upcoming book, The Dark Pool (StoneGate Ink, February 2013), is a financial thriller inspired by the corruption of Wall Street and its impact on the common man. A contributor to the online literary magazine The Nervous Breakdown and entrepreneur-in-residence at Acorn Energy, Fishman splits his time between Chadds Ford, Pa., and New York City. For more information and to learn more about The Clliffhanger Project please visit

**I am not being paid in any way to promote this contest nor do I have any affiliation with the author.**

~Happy Writing~

Whimsically Yours,



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