Mentor Application Form
Serve as a Mentor for New Writers
Thank you for your interest in volunteering as an AWP mentor! We require that each mentor be an AWP member in good standing and have at least one published work. No formal teaching experience is required, but we do take into consideration an applicant's prior experiences as a mentor, teacher, or participant in writing groups and workshops.
If chosen as a mentor, you will choose between two to three applicants, and you will make a three-month commitment to your mentee. Together, you will determine whether phone, email, or a mix of communication styles would be the best way to complete the modules. We ask that mentors agree to be available for a minimum of two hours per month by phone. If email is preferred, you should expect no more than six per month, unless you make it clear that you are willing to do more.
When reviewing applications, we look for responses that demonstrate an understanding of the special nature of a good mentor-mentee relationship, and that the applicant shows a willingness to be supportive, responsive, and receptive to learning from the experience.