The Write-a-Book-in-a-Day is a wonderful, fun, team building and writing experience, open to people of all ages with all levels of writing, computer and graphic skills. Form a team of 5-10 at your school, writing group, office or book club and test your team writing skills!

Choose any date between 1st April - 31st August. On the day of writing you must complete your book within 12 hours, achieve the minimum word count, and base your story on the characters, issue and setting you are sent on the day of writing.

A panel of teachers, librarians & authors, appointed by the WABIAD judging & advisory committee will judge the completed books.

Entry Fee - $300 per team

Deposit of $60 must be paid by writing day in order for your team to receive the parameters.

Remaining $240 needs to be received by 31st August. Your team will then receive certificates & will be eligible for judging.

Read the manual to learn more.


"As a teacher I have participated in the Write-a-book-in-a-day competition for many years. I have always found the students and teachers involved to receive such a 'buzz' from this wonderful writing day! It is a superb collaborative writing project which is fun and challenging. This wonderful competition allows children to write for other children and to raise sponsorship and funds for cancer research. A fantastic project for all students and any keen writer to be involved in! Voni Howard, Deputy Head, Central Coast Grammar School"