Become a Member Supporter of the Asian American Literary Review

Join the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) as a member today to help insure that they can keep publishing the Review, putting on good programs, and supporting writers, readers, educators, and students of Asian American literature.

AALR have different levels of membership, based on what you think you can donate, but any small amount helps a great deal.  They are not publishing a long list of incentives, but will be working to make sure that members feel connected to their work in a meaningful way throughout the year, and hope that connecting to a broader community through literature is the most meaningful incentive they can offer.


  • To learn more about what AALR has done in 2011, and some of what they have planned for 2012, you can follow this link.
  • To read excerpts from their ambitious and widely read special issue commemorating the 10 year anniversary of September 11th and its impacts on Asian American, South Asian American, Arab American, and Muslim communities, please follow this link.
  • And finally, to join us as a member, or to subscribe to the journal, you can donate online through this link, or send a check or money order to: Asian American Literary Review | PO Box 34495 | Washington, DC 20043.

All gifts to AALR are fully tax-deductible.

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Testimonials about AALR:

“The editors and writers involved are very serious about this new venue.  While other such journals have had short lives and attempted to fill the absence of a legitimate literary review and outlet for critical discussion and creative work focused on Asian Pacific America, I believe that finally we’ve got the real thing going, and this is really exciting.”

—Karen Tei Yamashita, author of National Book Award Finalist I-Hotel

On AALR Issue 1: “Man, that thing is a weapon!”
—Eric Nakamura, Founder and Editor, Giant Robot

“An important source for exploring Asian American life and its contemporary inflections.”

—Konrad Ng, Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, AALR Advisory Council Member

“Without the [UCLA Asian American Studies] Center’s support since [the 1970s], as well as Russell Leong’s long and distinguished tenure as editor, I doubt if Amerasia would have lasted this long. There have been many journals, magazines, and newspapers that have come and gone during the past 40 years. I really hope the Asian American Literary Review makes it to 2050.”

—Don T. Nakanishi, Scholar, Co-founder of Amerasia, AALR Advisory Council Member

“If you’re a literary scholar, get your university library onto subscribing to [AALR].”

—Tseen Khoo, author of Banana Bending: Asian-Australian and Asian-Canadian Literatures (2003)

“From its conception, the Asian American Literary Review strikes me as being committed to taking every word of its own name with the utmost seriousness. Here is a journal edited by thinkers who scrutinize the broad geographical rubric of ‘Asian,’ the question of what it means to be ‘American,’ how to foreground the ‘literary’ within such a complex cultural/political context, and the possibility of keeping these shifting topoi under critical ‘review.’”

—Srikanth Reddy, author of Facts for Visitors (2004) and Voyager (2011), AALR Advisory Editor

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