Select a membership level:

  • Freelance Critic

    $50
    Our most common membership level is open to professional book review editors and book reviewers.
  • $500
    This one-time membership fee offers benefits for the lifetime of the member. It’s perfect for those who plan on being longtime members of the NBCC.
  • Members with staff positions at institutions that support their membership

    $85
    This membership level confers the same benefits as Freelance Critic, but is for those whose institutions purchase the membership for their employees.
  • Members with staff positions at institutions that pay for multiple memberships

    $70
    This membership level confers the same benefits as Freelance Critic, but is for those whose institutions purchase multiple memberships for their employees.
  • Voting

    $250
    For those who can subscribe to a program of annual giving, the Sustainer, Voting category welcomes book reviewers and book review editors with all the benefits accorded to regular voting members.
  • Nonvoting

    $250
    For those who can subscribe to a program of annual giving, the Sustainer, Nonvoting category includes a wider range of literary citizens in the NBCC’s activities, including editors, writers, publicists, agents, and readers.
  • Nonvoting (literary agents, editors, publishers and others)

    $30
    This membership level for non-reviewers is open to literary agents, editors, publishers, publicists, readers, and others who believe in our work. Friends provide crucial support for our mission to honor outstanding writing and foster a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature.
  • $15