About Frederick T. Courtright and The Permissions Company, Inc.
Fred Courtright has worked in the copyright permissions field for more than twenty-five years. Before starting The Permissions Company in 1997, he held the position of Permissions Manager at W. W. Norton & Company and Permissions Coordinator at Macmillan Publishing Company.
The Permissions Company, Inc. is located in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. We conduct most of our business by e-mail, phone, or fax, but we are also available to meet with you in person in New York City and the surrounding areas.
We currently administer rights for the following publishers, estates, and agents:
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Alice James Books
Ausable Press (now part of Copper Canyon Press)
Autumn House Press
Bellevue Literary Press
BOA Editions, Ltd.
Carnegie Mellon University Press
City Lights Books
Coffee House Press
Cleveland State University Press Poetry Center
Copper Canyon Press
The Feminist Press
Finishing Line Press
Firebrand Books: Note: Recently Firebrand ceased publication
Four Way Books
George Braziller Inc., Publishers
Green Integer Books/Sun & Moon Press
Hachette Book Group (including Grand Central Publishing, Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Books, Warner Books, Hyperion (adult titles only), Yen Press, Orbit, Faith Words, Voice, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Black Dog & Leventhal, and Center Street)
Note: Titles published by the Perseus Book Group are not yet handled here.
Holy Cow! Press
Howard University Press: Note: HUP ceased publication, and rights are now with the various authors and estates
Health Communications, Inc. including Counselor Magazine
New Rivers Press
Oberlin College Press
Paris Press: Note: Paris Press was recently purchased by Wesleyan University Press
Seven Stories Press
Shambhala Publications, including Roost Books
Snow Lion Publications (now part of Shambhala Publications)
Sounds True, Inc.
Station Hill Press
Texas Tech University Press
Tiger Bark Press (including Middlepoint Press)
University of Arkansas Press
University of Iowa Press (translation queries only)
Verse Press/Wave Books
West End Press
White Pine Press
Estate of Paula Gunn Allen
Estate of Craig Arnold
Estate of Brian Doyle
Estate of Robert Creeley
Literary Trust of David Graham Du Bois/Estate of W. E. B. Du Bois
Estate of Angel Flores
The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society
Katherine Anne Porter Literary Trust
Estate of Louis Simpson
Estate of Patricia Clark Smith
Estate of W. D. Snodgrass
Estate of William Stafford
Estate of Melvin B. Tolson
Estate of Aldren Watson
Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency
Chris Calhoun Literary Agency
The Permissions Company, Inc. grants permissions on behalf of a number of individual authors, including:
Aurora Levins Morales
Chase Twichell, and many others.
Fred Courtright acts as Executor to a number of writers (most still living!), including Gary Gach, Mariela Griffor, Clyde Watson, Stephanie Strickland, and others.
The Permissions Company has completed permissions seeking projects for the following textbook publishers:
Houghton Mifflin Company
Pearson Education (including Prentice-Hall, Longman, and Allyn & Bacon)
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Other publishers for whom we have recently obtained permissions include:
Penguin Random House
Little, Brown and Company
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
W. W. Norton & Company Inc.
Yale University Press
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Health Communications, Inc.
Spotlight/Simon & Schuster, Inc.
The Free Press/Simon & Schuster, Inc.
References are available upon request.