Take your story to The Next Chapter.

Applications for 2019 are now closed. The ten successful applicants will be announced on 20 November 2019. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application via email prior to the public announcement.

Planning to apply? Our next round of applications will open in May 2020 – giving you plenty of time to prepare. And remember, you can have someone nominate you, too. Find out more.

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.

The Next Chapter 2018: Benjamin Law and Recipients