Take your story to The Next Chapter.

We're excited to announce the third group of writers who'll take part in The Next Chapter – our 2020 recipients.

Every writer knows that the story is only the beginning; that original storytelling needs time, support and a space in which to thrive.

Each year, we pick ten outstanding writers and give them $15,000 each to develop their work. We match them with a mentor and work closely with them on bringing their writing to life, connecting them with peers, publishers and readers.

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Adam Thompson, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Ara Sarafian, Nayuka Gorrie, Ennis Cehic, Evelyn Araluen, Adrian Stanley, Yamiko Marama, Jean Bachoura and Lian Low – previous Next Chapter recipients – reflect on the impact of the scheme.