Apply Now: Next Chapter Award

The Next Chapter Award supports an emerging writer to find the time and space they need to write.

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Applications for the Next Chapter Award are open until Wednesday 18 September 2019, midday. Please read the eligibility criteria below before submitting your application.

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You will need the below, but you can also save your application in progress on Submittable:

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Who can apply?

You can apply if you:

Who can’t apply?

You can’t apply if you:

By submitting your application, you're confirming you meet the criteria to the best of your knowledge. Anyone who doesn't meet the criteria will be deemed ineligible and may be asked to return the award or withdraw their application.