A few other thoughts specifically on Azed for those who may not be familiar with the puzzle:
It is available for free download every Sunday from the Grauniad web site (usually at midnight, but invariably by late morning). There is also an archive of past puzzles similarly available for download.
Every so often there is a 'special' puzzle which differs from a conventional puzzle but not to the same extent as a Listener, EV or Inquisitor.
Although it's difficult to win a prize in the clue writing comp, it's far from impossible. The first prize that I won came courtesy of a very ordinary clue in what happened to be a month of very ordinary clues. The main things to remember are that your clue must be grammatically sound and that in general you should avoid the obvious - if you've noticed a single-word anagram of the word to be clued, you won't be the only one, and Azed (the sole judge) will be pretty bored by the time he's read ten clues using the self-same anagram.
Each puzzle is reviewed in full the Sunday following publication on fifteensquared. For those who are starting out with Azed and need more immediate help, in addition to the this forum there is a site which provides notes on the current week's puzzle - it can be readily found using google.