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This is a scheme to support a new generation of writers to develop their skills and work from the ground up.

The Next Chapter will celebrate writers who reflect the diversity of Australian identities and experiences and offer opportunities to writers from marginalised communities. As such, grants in any given year will be 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 2018 are now closed. Our ten successful applicants were announced in September.

Planning to apply? Our next round of applications will open in May 2019 – giving you plenty of time to prepare.