The Next Chapter

Date: Fri August 6 2021 12:00 am to Fri August 6 2021 11:59 pm

Take your story to The Next Chapter.

Rolling lockdowns and all the extra worries that come with living through a pandemic makes it harder than ever to find the time to write, so The Next Chapter is extending our closing date by two weeks to Friday 6 August, 5pm.

If you’ve already submitted an application and wish to resubmit, please email us at before the original deadline of Friday 23 July, 5pm to let us know.

Every writer knows that the story is only the beginning; that original storytelling needs time, support and a space in which to thrive.

Each year, we pick ten outstanding writers and give them $15,000 each to develop their work. We match them with a mentor and work closely with them on bringing their writing to life, connecting them with peers, publishers and readers.


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