Join, Renew, or Gift a Membership

ALSCW membership year is based on the calendar year (January-December). When you join as a new member, Oxford University Press will send you all issues of Literary Imagination for the year up to your joining date and continue your subscriptions on a regular basis for the remainder of the membership year. You will also have access to the online archives of past issues of our journal and our newsletter, Literary Matters.

Whatever level of membership you choose, you will be doing a great service to literature and the humanities by supporting the ALSCW. Thank you for your support!

For a complete explanation of membership benefits, rights, and privileges, click here.

Please use the form below to renew your membership in the ALSCW or to join. We accept all major credit cards. To pay by check, click here to download the form in PDF format and mail the completed form along with your check to our postal address: 650 Beacon Street, Suite 510, Boston, MA 02215.

Thank you for your interest in joining the ALSCW. If you have any difficulties submitting your form, please verify that you have filled out all the required fields (those marked with an asterisks). Should the trouble persist, please email us at or call our office at (617) 358-1990 and we will do whatever we can to assist you.

When you press the "Submit" button, the "Registration Submitted Successfully" may flash briefly in a part of the web page that has scrolled out of view. You will then see a blank version of the form again. You should check your email for a confirmation message once you have submitted your information.

If you register before December 1, 2012, you will be registered for 2012, and will receive all of volume 14 of Literary Imagination, the last issue of which will come out in Spring 2013. If you register after December 1, 2012, you will receive volume 15 of Literary Imagination.

New Rates, effective as of December 1, 2012: The categories have been reduced to 4: Premium memberships at $125 annually; Regular memberships at $85 annually; Senior membership (70 and above) at $60; Reduced price memberships at $45 annually (those eligible for reduced price memberships are members in their first year, students, and members earning less than $50,000 a year). We have eliminated the category of joint domestic memberships and will simply offer two-member households the regular $85 rate, in return for which they will receive all the benefits provided by a current joint domestic membership--a single copy of our publications and full member privileges for both persons in the household.

To Purchase or Renew your Membership


Please note: It is not necessary to fill out the ALSCW ID field to purchase or renew a membership. (If you are a new member, our database will assign you an ALSCW ID automatically.) The above form will allow you to purchase a new or gift membership as well as renew your current membership. When you have successfully submitted this form you will receive an email confirmation within 12 hours. Fields for payment information will appear as you fill out the preceding field for membership type.