RWA Academy

RWA has been educating writers through its small group online courses since 2014, when its Online Writing Lab (OWL) program was born.

This was refreshed in 2021 as the RWA Academy, with offerings expanded to include short courses, self-paced courses and one-on-one courses.

Creating and running courses is a viable income source for many writers. We're always on the look out for exciting courses to offer our members. If you have expertise in the romance genre, writing craft or the business of being a writer, then we want to hear from you.

All course proposals for 2023 must be received by 1 November 2022. If you have any questions about the course proposal submission process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Academy program coordinator.


Short Courses

Make the most of these fantastic 4 week opportunities by engaging with your presenter and course material.

Your presenter will answer your questions and provide feedback for the duration of the course, and you'll have access to the course materials for one month after the course completion date.

Please note: Enrolments for each course will close 5 days before the course start date. Cost: $55 RWA members, $65 for non-members.

November 2022

These courses will run from 7 November to 6 December 2022.

Self-Paced Courses

These courses are available from March to November. Enrol at any time, and progress at your own pace.

Please note: There is no presenter interaction with these courses. While enrolments are open all year round, new enrolments will be activated once per week. Cost: $55 for RWA members and non-members.

One-on-One Courses

These courses are a cross between a course and a mentorship with a set topic and personalised feedback from your presenter. We offer limited places due to more time spent on individual feedback.

Please note: You must be available and active in these courses for the month in which you enrol, as this is when presenters will expect to interact with you. Interaction and access to materials may extend beyond the end date for the course at the presenter’s discretion. Cost: $165 for RWA members, $198 for non-members.