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To Obtain Permission to Use the Works of Shel Silverstein

  1. If the use will be in the United States, its dependencies, or in Canada:
    1. All requests to use text and art in publications should be submitted to HarperCollins. Mail, fax or email your request to:

      HarperCollins Children's Permissions
      10 East 53rd Street, 12th Floor
      New York, NY 10022
      Fax: 212-207-2582
      Phone: 212-207-7700

    2. All other permissions requests, including those for dramatic rights, film/television rights, and other uses, should be submitted to:

      Shel Silverstein Permissions
      Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
      222 West Washington Avenue, Suite 900
      P.O. Box 1784
      Madison, WI 53701-1784

      Please include as much information as possible with your request, including:

      • Specific details about the work you wish to use, how it will be used, whether the use is a non-profit or educational use, and how you intend to publish and distribute the use once completed.
      • If the intended use is in a performance, state the size of the venue, cost of admission, and whether any recording is planned (please note: only recording for archival purposes is permitted).

  2. If the use will be in other territories and languages, please submit the request to the Estate’s foreign rights agent:

    Edite Kroll
    20 Cross Street
    Saco, Maine 04072
    Telephone: 207 283 8797
    Fax: 207 283 8799

    In all cases, please allow at least six weeks for a response.