The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers

For over a decade, the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers has helped some of the best and brightest new genre voices emerge via its on-demand and live classes aimed at writers working in fantasy and science fiction. Each live class has three free scholarships; economically disadvantaged, PoC, and QUILTBAG applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.


photo of Cat Rambo with flowersCat 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 the Hugo, the 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: I’ve been teaching writing for over three decades now. 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.

Live classes are taught online, are limited to 15 participants, and require a reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane. They are accessible via personal computer, tablet, or phone. A webcam is suggested but not required. If there is an on-demand version of the class, you will be provided with a free coupon for it, so you have access to those notes.

Cost is $99 for single session classes; $79 for returning students and Patreon supporters. Two session classes are $149/$129. If price is a barrier, I am happy to talk about sliding scale. Remember there are 3 free scholarships in each class!

On-demand classes can be worked through at your own pace; purchase includes lifetime access to the material.

Description of Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers, which focuses on online writing classes for genre writers.

Image by Keith Rosson.

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