Melissa Lucashenko: ‘I thought it was a program that was actually going to make change'
2018 Next Chapter mentor Melissa Lucashenko discusses why she became involved with the scheme.
Ambelin Kwaymullina: ‘It can be really hard to get your start when you don’t have that network around you'
Writer and illustrator Ambelin Kwaymullina discusses the challenges of getting a start in the industry for marginalised writers.
Lian Low: ‘The opportunity to go through professional development … is amazing'
2018 Next Chapter recipient Lian Low discusses how the scheme has helped her writing through access to professional development programs and workshops.
Yamiko Marama: ‘It’s been really helpful to have a mentor'
2018 Next Chapter recipient Yamiko Marama discusses the challenges of a writing career and how the scheme has helped.
Adrian Stanley: ‘The informal support as well as the formal support’s been really good'
2018 Next Chapter recipient Adrian Stanley discusses his experience of the scheme.
Rebecca Lim: ‘Don’t be afraid to have your story out there'
2018 Next Chapter mentor Rebecca Lim encourages anyone interested to apply for the scheme.
Bri Lee: ‘I’m a sucker for a good plot'
Author Bri Lee discusses the power of good writing to create empathy.
Evelyn Araluen: ‘We’ve got a lot to resolve about our national identity'
2018 Next Chapter recipient Evelyn Araluen discusses the need for a wider diversity of voices in developing Australia's literary culture.
Nick Earls: ‘It’s also good when mentoring includes the business side'
Nick Earls discusses why he agreed to become a mentor as part of The Next Chapter writers' scheme.
Watch: An introduction to The Next Chapter, and a guide to applying
In this short video, Sophie Black and Jon Tjhia explain what The Next Chapter is, what it's for – and how to put together your application.
Announcing The Next Chapter mentors
The Wheeler Centre announces the ten mentors who will work with The Next Chapter's first cohort of writers over the next 12 months.