Take your story to The Next Chapter.

Applications for 2020 are now closed. The successful recipients will be announced in November 2020.

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.