Permissions Requests

Requests to reprint, photocopy, or otherwise reproduce selections from a Persea book should be mailed to Permissions Editor, Persea Books, Permissions, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004, or emailed to

All reprint requests to include material published by Persea in another book should indicate the material you wish to use (book title, chapter/selection/poem title, and page numbers) and your contact information, as well as the following information about your forthcoming publication: title, author or editor, estimated first and lifetime printings, format (e.g. hardcover, paperback, electronic edition), retail price, term of license sought (1 year, 5 years, 7 years, etc.), and territories requested (United States, North America, World, etc.). Do not send us photocopies of the requested material unless it is necessary to illustrate the excerpts you plan to use.

If you wish to photocopy our material for course use, be sure to indicate the desired material; the institution, course, and semester for which material is requested; the requesting professor; and the number of copies you estimate you will need to make.

We try to respond to permissions requests within a month of receipt. Please do not contact us or resend your request unless more than a month has passed. If you have any questions about a permissions request, please email

Please note the following:

  • We do not grant permission for our material to be used in unscheduled editions of any book.

  • All requests to reprint excerpts from The Book of the City of Ladies and The Writings of Christine de Pizan must include page numbers, chapter and section numbers, and section-titles.

  • We do not control rights to the original versions of any poems by Paul Celan, We control only rights to Michael Hamburger’s English-language translations.

  • All fees must be paid in U.S. funds.

Subsidiary Rights

Queries regarding paperback rights, foreign rights, film rights, and other subsidiary rights should be directed to