• Testimonials

    I can't overstate the importance of WLA to my career. I felt so welcomed as a graduate student that WLA has become my intellectual home.
    Nancy Cook
    Associate Professor, English Department, University of Montana, Missoula

WLA Membership Information

Membership rates and categories are as follows:

Category US Mailing address
outside of the
United States
Professional membership $45 $69
Dual membership (for couples/same address) $55 $79
Student membership $40 $64
Sponsors (name printed in journal) $80 $100
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 WLA Membership Form (pdf) OR WLA Membership Form (Word document) and send it to us at Western Literature Association, PO Box 6815, Logan UT 84341.

Make out your check to the WESTERN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION.



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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.

    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