There are three main components to the Rambo Academy: the virtual campus (Discord server and Zoom sessions), live classes, and on-demand classes.
CHAT SERVER: The virtual campus is a community of writers exchanging knowledge, critiques, and encouragement. Access to the Discord server (a text-based message system where people can chat) includes access to the co-writing sessions, short story discussion group, clean and chat sessions, and other weekly virtual events. Links to these events are also posted on Patreon. Here is more information about joining. It costs $2 per month through Patreon or $5 per month through Paypal. Information on free fellowships.
LIVE CLASSES: Live classes occur at pre-scheduled times and take place online. Here’s the current list of upcoming classes. They usually cost $79-$99, with some exceptions. Information on free scholarships.
ON-DEMAND CLASSES: On-demand classes can be taken at any time, at your own pace. Here’s the current list of available ones. They usually cost $9-29.
- Become a Patreon Supporter and get discounts on classes
- Booking an online writing class for your writing group
- Twitter highlights from past classes
- Resources for F&SF Writers
- Rambo Academy Certificate Program
- Full Rambo Academy Class List
- Rambo Academy Faculty
Cat Rambo has been teaching classes and workshops for over three decades at levels ranging from 5th/6th graders through college, graduate level, and continuing at institutions including the Johns Hopkins University, Indiana University, Bellevue College, Clarion West, the PNWA conference, and more. Students have gone on to publish novels and amass award nominations and wins, including Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Eppie Awards. In creating the Rambo Academy, she’s assembled some of the most talented and inspiring writers and teachers working in the genre today, each speaking on their areas of expertise.
Note from Cat: Ten years ago, I started working with what would become the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers. Since then hundreds of students have come through my classes; many are out there publishing away and I’m cheering every time I see one on a table of contents or on an award ballot. If you’ve got questions about the classes, please don’t hesitate to mail me with them. Here’s some testimonials for a few past ones.