• 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, 2018
    Taylor Award recipient 2010 and EC Member 2018–2021

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. Or use the online membership form and just mail the check.

Make your check payable to the WESTERN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION.



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Please follow the instructions above. Once you have paid, please fill in the online membership form so we’ll have some basic information for our member database. If you fill in your areas of expertise, the editors of Western American Literature may call on you to review an essay submission or to write a book review.

Thank you!


Membership Categories

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/