Join, Renew, or Give Membership

Dues Structure
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, 2015, you will be registered for 2015, and will receive volume 17 of Literary Imagination. If you register after December 1, 2015, you will receive volume 18 of Literary Imagination. Members not enrolled in Automatic Renewal should renew in January if they wish their subscription to continue without interruption.

To Register
Registration requires using the form found at this link, which you can edit if you download and save it to your computer. You can mail the completed form to The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers, Marist Hall, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20064 or email an electronic copy of the form to

We accept checks and all major credit cards. Checks can be made out to "ALSCW" with "Dues" or "Donation" in the memo line, and you can mail them with your completed membership form.

To pay by credit card, click on this link. The second page of the form allows you to specify if you are making a membership payment or a donation.

If you have any trouble, please contact the DC office at, or by telephone at (202) 319-5650. We are happy to take registration information over the phone, and we accept dues payments by post (see below). We will send a receipt when your registration has been processed.

If you are a renewing member and your information has not changed, you may simply send a check with a note.

Membership Rates
Premium memberships at $150 annually
Regular memberships at $100 annually
Senior membership (70 and above) at $50
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).

Two-member households are eligible for Joint Domestic Membership at the regular $100 rate.