Permissions

*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all working remotely. Therefore, we will only be processing permissions that are submitted via email.*

We receive many requests to reproduce extracts from works by our clients in works written or edited by other authors. These are generally described as “permissions”. There is a minimum fee of £100 (plus VAT if applicable).

You may apply for permission via post to United Agents LLP, 12-26 Lexington Street, London, W1F 0LE or via email (permissions@unitedagents.co.uk). If at all possible, please address the enquiry directly to the assistant of the author’s agent as detailed on this website. 

Regrettably, however, we cannot accept telephone enquiries about permissions. Please note that although all requests are dealt with as quickly as possible, due to the enormous number of requests we receive it is important to apply as far ahead of your deadline as you can.

For all permissions not in the English language please contact foreign@unitedagents.co.uk

Please use the permissions application form below and send it to the appropriate agent’s assistant or, if not known, permissions@unitedagents.co.uk. We will only process permission requests that are submitted in this way:

United Agents Author’s First Name 

  

United Agents Author’s Surname 

  

Name of Work 

  

 

Name of Requestor 

  

Company of requestor 

  

Registered Address 

  

 

Email address 

  

Title of work in which extract is to be used 

  

Author of new work 

  

Publisher of new work 

  

Publication date of new work 

  

  

Type of work (e.g. book, musical, illustration) 

  

Territory of publication 

  

Language of publication 

  

Context (How will the work be used?) 

  

Abridged/Unabridged 

  

Word count (PROSE) 

  

Line count (POETRY) 

  

Number of ILLUSTRATIONS 

  

Page size of ILLUSTRATIONS (please specify, full, half or quarter page?) 

  

Description of/ copy of image requested 

 

Colour or Black and White ILLUSTRATIONS 

  

Print run of new publication 

  

Retail price of new publication 

  

Formats you will publish in (HB, PB, e-book, website etc.) 

  

United Agents Illustrator First Name 

  

United Agents Illustrator Surname 

  

Name of copyrighted work 

  

Name of Requestor 

  

Company 

  

Official registered address 

  

Email 

  

Title of Theatre production in which extract is to be used 

  

Director 

  

Producer 

  

Performance date 

  

Number of performances 

  

Name and address of theatre, including postcode 

  

Ticket price 

  

Capacity of theatre (no of seats, standing room) 

  

Number of illustrations 

  

Where the illustrations will be used (what size, what number printed in each) 

  

Colour or Black and White illustrations? 

  

Retail price (for programmes, etc) 

  

Do you require website use as well? (Be forewarned that the price is significantly higher if you add digital use) 

  

 

Please note: due to the high number of permission requests we receive, you should expect the request to take at least six weeks to be processed. We kindly ask you to bear this in mind when submitting your request.