Application Deadline for Monthly Mentorship: June 3, 2024

North Carolina, United States

Jun 3 - Jun 3, 2024


TUITION / COST:$3,850.00 for seven-month program
Right to Write Award for BIPOC and Veteran writers:

CONTACT: Katey Schultz

Looking to integrate writing into your life in sustainable ways? Ready to focus on your own creative goals and deepen your writing craft? Striving to better manage your own editorial process?

Join Monthly Mentorship, and become your own Best Editor—for life.

This seven-month writing program runs online from August 2024 through April 2025. It's like an immersive residency, with support, from your own home!

Whether you’re working on a novel, a memoir, or a short story collection, this online program will take you through a deeply engaging curriculum and put you in regular contact with a team of teachers who are committed to helping you become a better writer. The entire team–especially your assigned faculty mentor–will dedicate themselves to teaching you how to deepen your self-reliance as a writer and realize what your drafts are really trying to say.

Monthly Mentorship is for those dedicated to the writing life and seeking a fresh, intuitive approach to stalled projects or the completion of a manuscript. If you don’t have a current project or amassed pages, but can demonstrate passion, skill, and enthusiasm, there’s space for you too.

Monthly Mentorship is a seven-month program running from mid-August 2024 to mid-April 2025, with December reserved for optional consults, livewriting, and integration exercises. Cohorts of about 10 writers work directly with Katey Schultz and a guest faculty, and every student is uniquely assigned to a section that suits their development, learning style, and current goals. Opportunities for one-on-one email, phone, Zoom, and/or text support, as well as opportunities to share excerpts of your writing, are clearly explained and interspersed throughout this writing journey.

"This program is so carefully scaffolded and well-designed, and the faculty's ability to keep track of all of us and our writing goals is stunning. This is a writing community where everyone can feel connected to one another – even in the remote world of Zoom meetings. This course helped me feel like a creative writer – a real creative writer."

–Helen Raica-Klotz


Featured Writers Include:

Katey Schultz, Desiree Cooper, Alejandro de Acosta, and Sarah Seltzer


Fiction, Creative nonfiction


North Carolina, United States

Maximum Impact

Maximum Impact provides transformative online curricula and tools for the creative writing process. Our offerings help writers and artists articulate precise language and authentic meaning in their work, so that they feel understood by the greater literary and arts communities. Through Maximum Impact's proven, attentive mentorship approach, clients find deep focus, gentle accountability, and ultimately become their own best sources for inspiration. Some live quietly, pursuing projects for personal fulfillment. Others prefer a public sphere and go on to win awards, receive funding, and achieve maximum impact. All clients share a love of working with the imagination and believe that the right word in the right context can change a life.

Katey Schultz, Director of Maximum Impact, holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University, and is the author of "Flashes of War", which the "Daily Beast" praised as an “ambitious and fearless” collection, and "Still Come Home", a novel, both published by Loyola University Maryland. Honors for her work include the Linda Flowers Literary Award, Doris Betts Fiction Prize, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year for both titles, gold and silver medals from the Military Writers Society of America, five Pushcart nominations, a nomination to Best American Short Stories, National Indies Excellence Finalist recognition, and writing fellowships in eight states. She lives in Celo, North Carolina, and is the founder of Maximum Impact, a transformative mentoring service for creative writers that has been recognized by both CNBC and the What Works Network. Learn more at