Romance Author Mentorship Program 

RAMP is here to help you achieve your writing goals no matter the publishing path you decide to pursue! RAMP connects experienced published author mentors with unpublished mentees. Mentors and mentees work closely together to revise the mentee's full manuscript over a sixteen (16) week period and discuss the business of writing.

The program is open only to RWA members with completed romance manuscripts and focuses on both traditional and indie publishing. RAMP culminates with two events for mentees:

  • RAMP Pitch Week - a week-long opportunity to virtual pitch the manuscript to featured agents and editors
  • Indie Author Weekend - free registration to the virtual 2-day mini conference featuring award winning and best-selling self-published authors, freelance experts, and more.

RAMP up your career with the Romance Author Mentorship Program!


2023 Schedule

February 20: Mentor applications open
March 17: Mentor applications close
March 31: Mentors announced
April 3: Mentee applications open
April 21: Mentee applications close
June 9: Mentees announced
October 2 - 6: RAMP Pitch Week

Quick Links

Mentor Application   - Available February 20- March 17
Mentee Application   - Available April 3 - April 21
Mentor Wishlists  
Participating Agents/Editors
Mentee Forum
Terms and Conditions


Congrats to the 2022 RAMP Mentees who got agents and editors!

And, 2023 RAMP Mentees get priority at pitch appointments at RWA2023.