Saturday, September 26, 2020

ROSACon 2020 Scholarships

Six days of bestselling authors from around the world, opportunities to pitch to international editors and agents, and a virtual cocktail party. What's not to love about ROSACon 2020?

Well maybe that price tag, especially if you've been hit hard by pandemic-related financial stress. But don't despair, because ROSA is offering a whole lot of scholarship opportunities.

Ikhwezi Scholarships

Several of our guest speakers have donated their speaker fees to create a scholarship for writers from disadvantaged communities. Four full scholarships to attend the conference will be offered. To apply, please send a motivation letter to The motivation letter should include a little about you, why you want to attend the conference, and any past writing experience you have, to help us understand your situation. 

Applicants should be: 
  • Actively pursuing a writing career 
  • Familiar with and interested in the romance genre 
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • From a marginalised or historically disadvantaged community

Partial Scholarships for Members 

Ten partial scholarships will be offered to ROSA members in need of financial assistance. These scholarships will cover one week day and one weekend day per member. To apply, please email a motivation letter to