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Welcome to Write a Book in a Day, Australia’s most unique team writing competition!

Enter your team today, write and design an entire book in just 12 hours and raise vital funds to support kids’ cancer research.

Each year, thousands of writers around Australia take on Write a Book in a Day. The challenge doesn’t just develop collaboration, creativity and time management skills, but gives participants the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of kids with cancer.

"It’s wonderful to witness students working and creating together while raising money for an amazing cause."

How it works:

The competition is open to everyone! That means schools, writing groups and 18+ open teams are all welcome. To get started, simply register below as a Team Coordinator and enter as many teams as you like, then choose a writing day between 1 June and 30 September. Don’t worry, we’ll send you all the resources you need to take part!


Our panel of experts, including some of Australia’s leading children’s authors, judge each book against the entries of thousands of other teams. There are tons of prizes on offer throughout the competition for categories like Best Book, Best Illustration and Top Fundraisers.

Doing good:

What’s more, on top of all funds raised going directly to supporting kids’ cancer research, every book will be made available for kids in hospitals around the country via our online library − helping brighten the hardest time in their lives.
So, what are you waiting for?! Register now!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our friendly team by calling 02 8394 7711 or emailing [email protected]