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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 – you should be writing, not bogged down in endless applications! But there are some things we need to know to decide if The Next Chapter is for you.

Applications for 2019 are now open until 5pm Friday 12 July. Please complete the below form to apply.

Applicants who require support to access the online application process should contact us well before 12 July 2019 to make alternative arrangements.

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

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You will receive a confirmation email within a few minutes of successfully submitting your application.