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    The Western Literature Association has proved to be an invaluable asset and I look forward to continuing to attend throughout my career.
    Jacqueline Harris, 2014

WLA Membership Information

Membership rates and categories are as follows:

Category US Mailing address
outside of the
United States
Professional membership $55 $79  
Dual membership (for couples/same address) $65 $89  
Student membership $50 $74  
Sponsors (name printed in journal) $100 $120  
Patrons (name printed in journal) $150+ $150+  

Memberships cannot be canceled, and no refunds will be issued. Shipping and handling is included in our dues structure. Members outside the United States pay more because of additional mailing costs.

Western American Literature is supplied to members of the Western Literature Association as part of their membership. Members also have access to an online membership directory.


If you are paying by check, please download and print our Membership Form (Word document) and send it to us at Western Literature Association, PO Box 6815, Logan UT 84341.

Make your check payable to the WESTERN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION.



If you prefer to make a payment via PayPal, please use one of the PayPal buttons below. You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to make a payment, but all PayPal transactions are slightly higher than what is listed above because of credit card fees involved in this transaction.

If you prefer auto-renewal, then you can use the “Subscribe” button rather than the “Pay Now” button. You will be charged the membership rate that is current when your renewal comes due.


Please follow the instructions above. Once you have paid, please email us your membership form so we’ll have some basic information for our member database.

Thank you!





Membership Categories






  • 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.

  • Black Lives Matter

    The Western Literature Association (WLA) is in solidarity with Black communities, after the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and the ongoing pattern of systemic racism and injustice that targets black and brown bodies. ...http://www.westernlit.org/black-lives-matter/