Take your story to The Next Chapter.

Applications for 2019 are now closed. Our ten successful applicants will be announced in October – watch this space.

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