Nominate somebody

The Next Chapter supports a new wave of writers to develop their skills and writing from the ground up.

The Next Chapter celebrates writers who reflect the diversity of Australian identities and experiences, and offers opportunities to writers from marginalised communities. As such, grants in any given year are distributed amongst writers from a diversity of backgrounds.

We’ll keep this brief – but there are some things we need to know to decide if the person you're nominating is the right fit for The Next Chapter. The nomination form will need to be filled out with their assistance, as they will need to supply a writing sample and may opt to answer some of the extra questions at the bottom of this form.

Nominations for The Next Chapter are now closed.

The ten successful recipients will be announced on 20 November 2019. All applicants and nominees will be informed of whether or not they were successful via email prior to the public announcement.

Our next round of nominations will open in May 2020 – giving you plenty of time to prepare.

We recommend drafting your application in a separate document and saving it before you submit your application, to avoid losing your work.