Romance Author Mentorship Program 

RAMP up your career with RWA's new Romance Author Mentorship Program! RAMP connects experienced self-published and traditional author mentors with mentees who are unpublished as well as self-published or traditional authors whose careers need a boost. Mentors and mentees will work closely together to revise the mentee's full manuscript over a five month period.

RAMP was designed specifically with romance authors and the romance market in mind. The program is open only for RWA members with completed romance manuscripts and focuses on both traditional and indie publishing. Culminating in two events, a Traditional Showcase that features both agents and editors, and an Indie Master Class presented by self-publishing experts, RAMP is here to help you achieve your writing goals no matter the publishing path you decide to pursue!

To coincide with RAMP, RWA will also host educational programming open on topics related to careers in both indie and traditional publishing, which will be open to all members. 

2021 Schedule

Nov 18, 2020 : Mentor apps open
Dec 9, 2020: Mentor apps close 
Dec 16, 2020 Mentors announced and their wish lists posted
Jan 5, 2021: Mentee submissions open
Jan 19, 2021: Mentee submissions close
Feb 9: Mentees announced (by 11:30 a.m. CT) 
June 28-July 5: Online showcase for editors/agents
Date TBD: Virtual Indie Master Class


RWA is thrilled to reintroduce our Romance Author Mentorship Program, or RAMP!
RWA's Romance Author Mentorship Program is here to help members RAMP up their writing career! Applications are open until January 19, 2021
Announcing the 2021 RAMP Mentees