SFWA Career Mentor Questionnaire
Greetings, SFWA Mentorship Initiative Mentor Applicant! We're happy that you're interested in our program, and are gratified to see you “paying it forward.” We will do our best to respond to any inquiries within five business days.

The SFWA Mentoring Initiative is an all-volunteer service provided free of charge, which aims to connect emerging writers to each other and to established pros with the objective of providing community, sharing knowledge, and offering networking opportunities.

It is in general focused on professional development rather than artistic development. In other words, if you are selected for the program, you will not be expected to critique work for your mentee.

The Initiative is open to SFWA members both active and associate as well as to aspiring members. Mentors are drawn from the ranks of active and associate SFWA members and other professional writers. Each match will last six months, barring unforeseen circumstances.

One of our goals is to create ongoing relevance in SFWA by extending its benefits to the generations of writers who will hopefully join and perpetuate the organization.

Please let us know a little about yourself by answering the following questions.

These questions will help us match participants. Please contact mentor@sfwa.org with any further questions.

If you would like to see the guidelines, they are available here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nBokDuHmyct6BpF3qfgLqWf_Te-QPmsFbgrI_Fb0UEw/edit?usp=sharing

Email address *
Author Name:
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Legal Name (this will only be used for record keeping purposes and will not be shared with your mentee, unless it is your preferred name): *
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Preferred Name:
What are your pronouns? (Examples: she/her; they/their; e/eir; "fluid, please ask"; he/him; "none, use my name"; etc.) *
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What is your relationship to SFWA? (You do not need to be a member to participate) (If you're interested in the qualifications, they're here: http://www.sfwa.org/about/join-us/sfwa-membership-requirements/) *
What (if any) teaching or mentorship experience do you have? *
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How do you feel that the program can enrich your own professional development?
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Please give an overview of your professional, workshop, and publication history. *
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Please provide the names and email addresses of two character references who know you well. *
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If you are interested in working with a mentee who has experience as a member of particular shared identity group(s), we will attempt to accommodate your wishes. Please provide us with any relevant information here:
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Do you prefer a particular medium or style of communication? If so, what is it? *
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Are there any accommodations you need in order to participate?
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Which areas are you most interested in chatting with a mentee about? *
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Please tell us a little more about yourself. Think of this less as a bio than as an "about me" statement. It can be about your career, your identity, your hobbies, or anything else you think might help us find a good match.
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How did you find out about this mentorship program?
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Is there anyone you'd prefer not to work with? This information will be kept confidential.
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Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
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Please read this carefully before signing. The SFWA Career Mentoring Program appreciates your interest in becoming a mentor. This application is intended as a means of informing and gaining your consent to participate in the SFWA Career Mentoring Program.
After receiving this completed application from you, we will evaluate the information and send you an email letting you know if you have been accepted into the mentoring program. This may take several weeks. Much of the information you supply in this application packet will be used to match you with an appropriate mentor. Therefore, the mentoring staff may, at times, need to access and share this information with prospective mentors and other parties when it is in the best interest of the match. However, we do not reveal names until there is an initial interest from the mentee and mentor based first upon anonymous information provided about each other.

Please initial each of the following:

I agree to follow all mentoring program guidelines and understand that any violation will result in suspension and/or termination of the mentoring relationship. *
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I understand that the SFWA Mentoring Program is not obligated to provide a reason for their decision in accepting or rejecting me as a mentor. *
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I understand that basic information about me will be anonymously (without names) shared with a prospective mentee(s) to aid in determining a suitable match. Once a mentor/mentee match is determined, my identity and other relevant information will be shared with the mentee to the extent it aids in facilitating a successful match. *
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I hereby acknowledge that any transportation by my mentee while participating in the SFWA Mentoring Program is voluntary and at my own risk. *
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I release the SFWA Mentoring Program of all liability of injury, death, or other damages to me, my family, estate, heirs, or assigns that may result from my participation in the program, including but not limited to transportation, and hold harmless any SFWA mentor, program volunteers, staff, or other representatives, both collectively and individually, of any injury, physical or emotional, other than where gross negligence has been determined. *
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(optional) I agree to allow SFWA to use any photographic image of me taken at a mentoring program event. These images may be used in promotions or other related marketing materials.
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By electronically signing/typing my name and the date below, I attest to the truthfulness of all information listed on this application and agree to all the above terms and conditions. *
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