Status of the Society

The Simms Society is currently on hiatus as we attempt to reorganize. No new memberships or dues are being accepted at this time. Announcements about the future of the Society will be made here, on our website, sometime in summer 2022.


Welcome to the official page of the William Gilmore Simms Society, a scholarly society dedicated to facilitating the exchange of ideas about the life and work of William Gilmore Simms, one of 19th century America’s preeminent novelists, poets, and men-of-letters.

Here, you’ll find information about the Society–including membership information, the current issue of the Society’s official newsletter, a list of the Society’s officers, and its constitution and bylaws–as well as information about our biennial conference and links to Simms-related resources.

The Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donations are tax-deductible in the United States. All donations are used to help the Society with its scholarly mission.