If you wish to quote from our clients’ work you must apply for formal permission to do so. You will need to supply us with full details of the extract you wish to use, including the number of words, the title of the volume in which it originally appeared and the name of the original publisher, as well as information about your own publication, including the title, publisher, price, size of print run and territory in which it will be published.
You may apply via email by completing the form on this site.
We respond to permission requests as quickly as we can but the volume of requests we receive is such that we may not be able to give you an immediate response. If you have a deadline to meet, you should therefore make sure you apply in good time. Please be aware permission requests can take up to a month to be answered.
If we do not handle the quotation rights in the extract you wish to use, we will do our best to let you know who the copyright-holder is as soon as possible.
The fees we charge for the use of our clients’ work are based on a standard scale approved by the Society of Authors. The level of fee will vary depending on a number of factors, including the length of the piece, the territory in which you wish to publish and the size of your print run. Payment should be made on publication of the work in which the quotation appears.
The TV, Film & Stage department licenses our clients’ work in the UK and Internationally for inclusion in other creative works eg:
If you wish to license a client’s work in this way please complete the relevant form on the link above or download it from the dropdown menu on the left hand side, complete it and return it to email@example.com. Please note that for professional stage performance and professional stage adaptation rights you should instead contact the relevant authors’ TV, Film & Stage agent with details of your intended production.
Please also note that a charge will apply to all permissions, the size of which shall vary depending on the nature of the request. We handle a high volume of these permissions requests and will endeavour to respond to them within 4 weeks.