• 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


Western American Literature is indexed in the following publications:

Abstracts of English Studies (discontinued in 1991)
America: History and Life
Humanities International Complete
Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
Book Review Index
Current Contents: Arts and Humanities
Historical Abstracts
MLA International Bibliography


  • 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.
    Conference Proposals

  • Western American Literature (WAL)

    (The Journal)

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