Welcome to The Next Chapter – a new writers’ scheme.

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

Applications for 2018 are now closed. Our first round of ten writers have just been announced!

All 2018 applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email prior to 30 September.

Planning to apply? Our next round of applications will open in May 2019 – giving you plenty of time to prepare. And remember, you can have someone nominate you, too. Find out more.

Australian writers and The Next Chapter