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Watch Ascham School take on the Write a Book in a Day Challenge!

Shortlisted teams & books are published below.

2016 Shortlisted Books

Final results will be published on Wednesday 26th October.

Thank you for your participation. A record 630 teams entered and $156,000 was raised from the competition this year.

We look forward to seeing you again in 2017 - Registration will open on May 1st.

Welcome to Write a Book in a Day, a unique creative experience for writers of all ages.
This annual writing competition offers three special reasons
to fire up your imagination and your writing skills!

Write a Book in a Day

How To Enter

The first step is to read the Write a Book in a Day Manual.

This manual provides all you need to know about how the competition works, registering a team, entry fees, important dates, and the rules of the competition. Further details are available in the FAQs. Once you have read the manual, organise your contact person and your team(s) and register on this website.

Important! If you have entered the Write a Book in a Day Competition previously, please read the manual before registering as there are some changes to the competition this year. You will also need to create a new Username and Password when you register.

Key Dates

Team registration opens 1 March
Competition opens 1 April
Competition closes 31 August
Awards announced 26 Oct