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To Obtain Permission to Use the Works of Shel Silverstein

A. 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).

B. 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.