The Next Chapter Writers’ Scheme

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Applications now open for The Next Chapter.

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

That’s why we created The Next Chapter writers’ scheme, supported by the Aesop Foundation, to help a new wave of writers develop their skills and writing from the ground up.

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.

Applications for 2019 are open until 5pm Friday 12 July. And if you prefer, you can have someone nominate you, too. We’ll need a writing sample and a few other pieces of information, but we’ll keep this brief – you should be writing, not bogged down in endless applications!

If you think The Next Chapter could be for you, we’re here to help.

Find out more – and apply >

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