• Testimonials

    The WLA has provided an invaluable intellectual home for me as I have worked to forge a professional identity over the course of my time in graduate school.
    Alex Young
    Copeland Fellow, Amherst College

Donations

The Western Literature Association is a non-profit organization that promotes scholarship and creative arts about the cultures of the North American West. Donations are tax-deductible—and much appreciated!

We are currently raising funds for the Louis Owens Awards.

If you would like to have your donation allocated to a different cause, however, please indicate this in the box for “special instructions” once you are in PayPal.

The WLA’s FEIN # is 87-6163435.

Many thanks for your generosity!




  • Western Literature Association (WLA)

    Founded in 1965, the Western Literature Association (WLA) is a non-profit, scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West, past and present.

  • Western American Literature (WAL)

    (The Journal)

    Published by the Western Literature Association, Western American Literature is the leading journal in western American literary studies.