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The Next Chapter: Lunchtime Q&A

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‘You get money and time to write. Proper money! You get mentoring for a year and all kinds of focused, wise support. No deadlines, no commercial pressures and no one uses that god-awful word “outcomes” … These things are as rare as hen’s teeth at the best of times, and at this moment of amplified precarity and uncertainty, they are unimprovable.’
– Maria Tumarkin, 2019 Next Chapter mentor

Every writer knows that having a story to tell is only the beginning; that original storytelling needs time, support and a space in which to thrive. With that in mind, we created The Next Chapter – a unique scheme for writers, offering creative guidance and practical support in spades. 

Entries for this year’s scheme are open until Monday 10 August 2020. Are you working on your application? Planning to nominate an emerging writer? Got any questions about the application process, the writing sample, or your eligibility? 

In this live lunchtime Q&A, the Wheeler Centre’s Sophie Black and Veronica Sullivan will answer your questions and share advice for writers planning to submit to the scheme.

Take your story to The Next Chapter. Find out more here.

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Sophie Black

Sophie Black is a writer, journalist and Crikey’s editor-in-chief. She has worked in senior management across cultural and media organisations, and has written for outlets such as The Guardian and The Monthly. As the Wheeler Centre’s head of publishing, she oversaw projects such as the Walk... Read more

Veronica Sullivan

Veronica Sullivan is the Wheeler Centre’s Head of Programming. She is a board member of Overland literary journal and a member of the Custodial Committee of the Kat Muscat Fellowship. Previously, she was a board member and Program Manager of the Feminist Writers Festival, Prize Manager of the Stel... Read more

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