Membership Dues

Membership is annual. Membership dues cover January – December of each year.

Membership Fee Notes
Type Annually Membership Fees are Paid Annually
Regular $90.00 Includes all member benefits
Student $55.00

Membership Fee is paid annually while pursuing degree

Up to 8 years at this rate and No voting

Life $1,000.00*

Includes all member benefits

A one-time in full payment of $1,000 or must be paid annually in four equal installments of $250

*Beginning January 1, 2017, the Life Membership rate increased to $1000.

Institutional $200.00 Receives one journal and one waiver of convention registration fees
Retiree $55.00 Receives all mailings but receives journal only upon request


Membership Benefits

  • Access CLA Journal: Download digital copies of any CLAJ issue (56.3 & later)
  • Access CLA Newsletter
  • Eligibility to vote (except for student members)
  • Easily Renew CLA membership Online via the CLA Website
  • Automatic CLA Convention Registration Discount for Students and Retirees only
  • Sponsor Students for Study Abroad and Creative Writing Scholarships
  • Eligibility for CLA Awards