ALTA is a nonprofit arts membership association that provides resources, community, and professional affiliation to its members: individual translators, academic institutions, presses, and others working in literary translation. 

Membership with ALTA provides access to our community and resources, including networking, and access to members-only discussion groups and resource databases. Wherever you are in the world, you can access our online community and participate in engaging, exciting conversations about literature and translation.

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Translator MemberSHIP ($125) 
 Student MemberSHIP ($30) 
 Friend (Non-Translator) MemberSHIP ($75) 
  • Member’s discount on registration for our annual conference
  • Members discount on our multilingual translation workshops and other virtual programming
  • Ability to propose panels and workshops for the annual ALTA conference
  • Priority selection for annual conference programming, including the Annual Alexis Levitin Bilingual Reading Series
  • Ability to participate in free Editor-Translator Pitch Sessions, held twice annually
  • Access to our members-only newsletter, including a monthly listing of translation grant, prize, and residency opportunities
  • Access to members-only content on our website and the ALTAlk listserv (request membership to the ALTAlk listserv here)
  • Voting privileges (membership must be active before the start of elections, by August 8 annually)
 Organizational Membership ($250) 
  •  two Friend memberships for individuals within the organization
  • Priority requesting of books for ALTA annual conference bookfair
  • Priority invitations to participate in ALTA-sponsored events at AWP and other conferences (including the popular Bookfair Bingo)
  • Invitations to submit content to be featured on the ALTA webpage, blog, and other social media outlets
  • Invitations to display materials at the ALTA booth at AWP
  • Opportunities to announce news to ALTA members

For more information about organizational membership, please send us an email at

For University of Arizona memberships with ALTA, please write to us at