Where are you in your publishing journey?
Looking to make more industry connections? Have a manuscript and want to map out your next steps? No matter what stage you’re in, Roadmap Authors has you covered.
What is Roadmap Authors?
Roadmap Authors offers a tiered Career Authors Program to help authors with their query, pitch and manuscript development. It also offers exclusive opportunities to pitch your work to different agents, editors and publishers in roundtable and private sessions. Roadmap is here to advocate for authors of all kinds and help you achieve your career goals.
Accelerate toward your writing goals and connect with industry professionals.
This month-long program includes a Query Letter Bootcamp, to help you craft a new query letter or polish the one you already have. You'll also have a Unique Critique material review session where you'll get feedback on your pages.
Other program highlights include our Synopsis Clinic, where you will discuss your one page synopsis with an agent to make sure it’s in tip top shape.
Additionally, you'll meet seasoned professionals from the publishing world in our Five Minutes of Fame roundtable session. This is your chance to share who you are as an author, pitch the written story you're focusing on, and receive exec feedback to help elevate your pitch moving forward.
Your ticket to insider information, plus one-on-one time with agents and editors!
Authors will participate in four roundtables with book agents and editors followed by a private 20-minute one-on-one conversation with the exec where you'll get to pitch your manuscripts and get actionable feedback.
The roundtable focuses on “insider” talk about aspects of the publishing industry, such as how the exec helped a writer reach success, real world craft tips, and other insights they're excited to share.
Also included is a Pitch Prep Roundtable where each author will practice their pitch with their peers. Having a polished delivery takes practice, practice, practice!
You'll also submit your pages for a Unique Critique, where the group will read each other's work, give notes, and practice collaborating in the face of criticism.
The goal of Top Tier is for you to sign with a book agent and get on your way to publishing!
A Top Tier author is “on the verge” with polished manuscripts and strong pitches ready to go.
Prior to your two 30-min one-on-one exec sessions, the exec of your choice will read the first 3000 words of your manuscript. Have an informed discussion about your manuscript and establish a rapport.
In addition to pitching your projects to execs, authors will also have material review and pitch practice sessions with their peers to make sure both are as polished as possible. You'll also have weekly check-in calls with your program mentor to take the mystique out of the publishing industry!
Towards the end of the program, you’ll then hear from Roadmap Writers' CEO, Joey Tuccio, about next steps for marketing your material.
Looking to consult with a professional on your manuscript?
Submit the first 60 pages of your book plus a 1-2 page book proposal (if applicable) and receive an in-depth, one-hour private story notes call with the executive of your choice. You’ll receive specific advice on how to elevate your book's prose, pacing, characterization, tone, and marketability. See Available Execs!
Not sure where to start? Let's chat! Book a free Strategy Call.
What makes Roadmap different?
We focus on quality of education rather than quantity of numbers in our programming. We pride ourselves on getting to know each writer individually and doing our best to develop programming that will cater to their individual needs. Because it takes so much investment, time, and care to champion and launch a writer’s professional career, we focus our work on Career Writers over hobbyists. Roadmap is the only writing organization that has a fully guided step-by-step program that will help you build an incredibly strong foundation for lasting career success. Each program is taught by passionate working editors, agents, and other execs with a proven track record.
Who teaches our classes?
Our instructors are all working executives and industry professionals from the publishing and literary world. By learning from working execs, you are able to benefit from their real-world, hands-on experience and knowledge of the current marketplace. We have relationships with a number of top companies in the industry and work with executives that are highly vetted and genuinely invested in helping authors grow.
Where do our classes take place?
Our programs take place 100% online (most utilize video conferencing software ZOOM). You can participate from anywhere in the world! The only requirements are a camera, a microphone, and a decent internet connection. The online classroom also provides high-quality recordings of each class so that you can review the session at a later date.