Permissions Request

Requesting Rights and Permissions 

To request permission to reprint material from a Northwestern University Press publication, please mail or email a letter in the following format to Courtney Smotherman.


Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing to request permission to reprint the following material from a Northwestern University Press publication. 



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This material is to appear in the following work, which [Name of Press] is currently preparing for publication. 



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I am requesting nonexclusive [territory] rights to use this material as part of the work in [language] for this edition.

If you are the copyright holder, may I have your permission to reprint the material described above in this work. Unless you request otherwise, I will use the conventional scholarly form of acknowledgment, including author and title, publisher’s name, and date. If you are not the copyright holder, or if for world rights I need additional permission from another source, please so indicate. 

Thank you for your consideration of this request.