Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


We are so excited that you are applying to the Michelle Begley Mentor Program! We believe that participating in this program will positively impact your work and your craft for years to come.

Please remember that by submitting your application, you agree to pay the $540 fee if you are matched and accepted into the program. Payment will only be due if you are accepted to the program.


You will submit your application in two parts:

1. Complete our online form. This is where you share with us the mentors who you think are a good fit for you and your work, so we can work to find the best match between mentors and mentees.. Please review the mentor bios prior to starting this form. Illustrator Mentors | Writer Mentors 


2. Review the corresponding checklist to see what relevant documents you will send us via email. 

— Mentor Program Checklist for Writers

— Mentor Program Checklist for Illustrators and Author/Illustrators


All application materials are due by Wednesday, November 9th, 11:59pm MT. Please make sure you’ve read the information on the Mentor Program page before completing your application. 


Things to Note 

— Only current RMC-SCBWI members or SCWBI members involved with our chapter are eligible to apply

— One application per person