The Wheeler Centre (Books Writing & Ideas)

The Next Chapter writers' scheme

Take your story to The Next Chapter
Applications are now open until 12 July 2019

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

Presented by the Wheeler Centre, with support from the Aesop Foundation, The Next Chapter is here to elevate the Australian stories that aren’t being published – and to nurture a new generation of writers, from all sorts of backgrounds, to tell them.

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 now open until 5pm Friday 12 July. And remember, you can have someone nominate you, too. Find out at


Thursday 2 May, 2019
Friday 12 July, 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Venue Address

Melbourne, , .

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