'Only bad writers think that their work is really good.' - Anne Enright, Writer and Man Booker Prize Winner.

If you're considering entering the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize we whole-heartedly encourage you to do so. 

We understand that putting your work forward for critique can be a daunting task, so we've collated some words of advice below from individuals working in the industry.

We look forward to receiving your entry.

On writing

Ten rules for writing fiction - This Guardian article shares advice - some serious, some amusing - from successful authors including Anne Enright, Hilary Mantel, Margaret Atwood and Roddy Doyle.

Writing tips - A selection of articles on writing from the Book Trust.

PD James's 10 tips for writing novels - Top tips from the celebrated crime author, who published her first novel aged 42.

Getting published

Top tips on writing best-selling fiction and approaching literary agents - by Literary Agent, Madeleine Milburn.

Submission tips on approaching an agent - by Literary Agent, Andrew Lownie.

How to get a literary agent without dying of old age - by The Writers' Workshop.

We wish you the best of luck with your literary career.