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 also publish tips throughout the year on Twitter. Please follow us here.

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

Last year previous shortlisters and winners wrote about 13 tips to get 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.