ALSCW membership carries full voting rights and privileges, regardless of dues category, subscriptions to Literary Imagination (our acclaimed review, issued three times per year), Literary Matters: The Newsletter of the ALSCW, Forum (our imprint on literary advocacy and public policy, issued on an occasional basis and with the approval of the ALSCW Council), access to all password-protected sections of the ALSCW Website, including the ALSCW Member List, and the complete archive of the ALSC Newsletter and Literary Matters, dating back to 1995. Members are also eligible to serve as ALSCW officers, members of the ALSCW Council, and as members of any of a number of standing and/or special committees.
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Rates, Categories, and General Membership
New members are entitled to the discounted dues rate of $50 for the first calendar year of membership; after the first year, these members are referred to the tiered dues structure to determine the membership category that best fits their circumstances. Joint members receive single subscriptions to all ALSCW imprints.
The ALSCW membership year is based on the calendar year (January-December). When you join as a new member, ALSCW will send you all ALSCW publications for the year up to your joining date, and continue your subscriptions on a regular basis for the remainder of the membership year.
- Premium memberships at $150 annually
- Regular memberships at $100 annually
- Senior memberships (70 and above) at $50 annually
- Reduced price memberships at $50 annually
Those eligible for reduced price memberships are members in their first year, students, and members earning less than $50,000 a year.
- Joint domestic membership at $100 annually
Two-member households are eligible for Joint Domestic Memberships
Give a Gift Membership
Many members learn about the Association through the generosity of their friends; your gift helps to continue that tradition. Like Regular and Premium memberships, Gift memberships are based on the calendar year. The cost is $50 for students and all other new members. To bring a new member into the fold, please complete our Gift Membership Form. Please be sure to indicate that you are giving a gift. Include all relevant contact information for the beneficiary of your gift.
If you are unsure whether the intended beneficiary is already an ALSCW member, please contact Oxford University Press customer service at +1 800-852-7323 (toll-free in USA/Canada). We are also happy to answer any questions you may have about the forms or the Gift Membership Program. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 319-5650.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is now handling membership and membership renewals for the ALSCW. OUP will collect membership fees electronically and by post (more information can be found at the Join Now page). There are no changes to benefits or costs for members. Members will continue to receive three annual issues of Literary Imagination, online access to all back issues of Literary Imagination, access to the ALSCW online journal, Literary Matters (http://www.literarymatters.org/issue-9-2/), and regular member communications from our D.C. headquarters regarding events, upcoming conferences, and other news.
ALSCW membership is based on the calendar year (January-December) and each member receives a complete volume of our tri-quarterly journal, Literary Imagination, regardless of the date on which they join. When you register as a member, Oxford University Press will send you all issues of Literary Imagination for the current year, up to your joining-date. The subscription then continues regularly. If you are registered before December 1, 2017, you will be registered for 2017, and will receive volume 17 of Literary Imagination. If you register after December 1, 2017, you will receive volume 18 of Literary Imagination.