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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 closed.

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

For the ten recipients, The Next Chapter scheme will commence in November 2019

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