Take your story to The Next Chapter.

Applications for the 2021 Next Chapter writers' scheme open Monday 24 May and close 5pm, Friday 23 July 2021.

Find out how to apply here.

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.

How does The Next Chapter help?

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.