The judge of our new competition, Malorie Blackman OBE, has some extremely sound advice for all entrants - check it out above.
There's no denying that it's a very tough competition. That's why we've assembled plenty of advice and tips for you, including the expert tips that you can find below.
There are plenty more writing tips here, as well as on the Reading Activists skills and opportunities Facebook page Reading Activists.
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