SFWA Career Mentee Questionnaire
Greetings, SFWA Career Mentoring Initiative Mentee Applicant! We're happy that you're interested in our program. We will do our best to respond to any inquiries about this process within five business days. Matches will be made over the next six weeks, and you will be contacted in late July. Each match will last six months, barring unforeseen circumstances.

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.

It is open to both Active and Associate SFWA members as well as to aspiring members.

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 mentee guidelines, they are available here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qdeX6QB_lxacHuqrq1I9uvTXZE1AYOGLT2Tdao83XAI/edit?usp=sharing

Email address *
Author Name:
Your answer
Legal Name 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): *
Your answer
Preferred Name:
What are your pronouns? (Examples: she/her; they/their; e/eir; "fluid, please ask"; he/him; "none, use my name"; etc.) *
Your answer
Are you 21 years old or older? You must be 21 to participate. *
What is your relationship to SFWA? (You do not need to be a member to participate) (Here are the membership requirements if you're interested: http://www.sfwa.org/about/join-us/sfwa-membership-requirements/ ) *
How do you feel that the SFWA Mentoring Initiative can be of help to you? What do you hope to learn? *
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What are your professional development goals? *
Your answer
Please give a brief overview of your professional, workshop, and publication history. It’s fine if you haven’t been published yet. *
Your answer
Please provide the names and email addresses of two character references who know you well. *
Your answer
If you are interested in working with a mentor 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?
Your answer
Which areas are you most interested in chatting with a mentor 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. *
Your answer
If you'd like, tell us a couple of authors whose careers you admire:
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How did you hear 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 Mentoring Program appreciates your interest in becoming a mentee. 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. 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 give my informed consent to participate in the SFWA Mentoring Program and its related activities. *
Your answer
I agree to follow all mentoring program guidelines and understand that any violation on my part may result in suspension and/or termination of the mentoring relationship. *
Your answer
I understand that basic information about me will be shared with a prospective mentor(s) to aid in determining a suitable match. Once a mentor/mentee match is determined, other relevant information will be shared with the mentor to the extent it aids in facilitating a successful match. *
Your answer
I hereby acknowledge that any transportation by my mentor 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. *
Your answer
(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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