Romance Author Mentorship Program 

RAMP up your career with RWA's Romance Author Mentorship Program! RAMP connects experienced self-published and traditional author mentors with unpublished mentees as well as self-published or traditional authors making a transition to a new subgenre. Mentors and mentees will work closely together to revise the mentee's full manuscript over a sixteen (16) week period and discuss the business of writing.

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 for mentees, a Traditional Showcase that features both agents and editors, and an Indie Author Weekend featuring self-publishing authors, freelance experts, and more. RAMP is here to help you achieve your writing goals no matter the publishing path you decide to pursue!

Mentees will also have access to archived educational programming on topics related to careers in both indie and traditional publishing.

2022 Schedule

April 13, 2022: Mentor apps open
April  28, 2022: Mentor apps close
May 5, 2022: Mentors announced
May 5, 2022: Mentee submissions open
May 18, 2022: Mentee submissions close
June 22, 2022: Mentors/Mentees announced
July 29, 2022: RAMP Mentor/Mentee Mixer at the RWA Annual Conference
October 8, 2022: Mentor PR/Marketing Master Class
October 10, 2022 - October 14, 2022: RAMP Pitch Showcase
October 15, 2022 - October 16, 2022: RAMP Indie Author Weekend

Quick Links

Mentor Application - Closed
Mentee Application  
Mentor Wishlists  
Participating Agents/Editors
Mentee Forum
Terms and Conditions


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