Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

New Member Buddy Request

If you would like some help becoming familiar with SCBWI-NM, please read the information below and contact Michele to fill out the Buddy Request form.


Please contact Michele Hathaway, New Member Coordinator,


You will be teamed up with an experienced member of our chapter, who will be a point of contact to answer questions and share insights. This person will help you discover how SCBWI-NM works and what our chapter has to offer.


  • You will be assigned a buddy from our volunteer pool. 
  • Your buddy will share their email and phone number for communication, but you both should decide which communication method you prefer. 
  • Please note: The BUDDY SYSTEM is not a mentorship program where you are provided with someone to guide you in your craft; but rather a program to help you get to know SCBWI-NM. 
  • Length of time: 1-2 month, but you and your buddy can decide whether you’d like to extend the time or not.
  • We ask that you fill out a brief questionnaire at the end of your time so we can continue to improve our program.