Rights We Don’t Have


There are some authors that we get lots of requests for but don’t handle rights in. They are:

  • W. H. Auden
    His rights are handled by Curtis Brown, NY in the US.
  • Rupert Brooke
    Out of copyright except for the edited Letters.
  • E. E. Cummings
    His rights are handled by W. W. Norton in the US.
  • Emily Dickinson
    Her rights are handled by Harvard University Press in the US.
  • Walter de la Mare
    His rights are handled by The Society of Authors, London.
  • W. S. Graham
    His rights are controlled by Rosalind Mudaliar, 18 Church Park Road, Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon PL8 2EY.
  • James Joyce
    All requests should be sent directly to The Estate of James Joyce c/o F. L. Monro M. Monro, Pennefather & Co., 38 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JH.
  • Robert Lowell (Poetry)
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York control all rights unless it’s from Lord Weary’s Castle originally.
  • Louis MacNeice
    His rights are handled by David Higham Associates, London.
  • Judith Nicholls
    She controls her own rights: Judith Nicholls, 41 Wiltshire Way, Westbury, Wilts BA13 3XD.
  • Norman Nicholson
    His rights are handled by David Higham Associates, London.
  • Siegfried Sassoon (Poetry)
    Refer to the Estate c/o Barbara Levy Agency, London. We do control some print rights though.
  • Stephen Spender
    His rights are controlled by Ed Victor Ltd., London.
  • Edward Thomas
    Out of copyright.
Faber Anthologies

Although it’s likely we control rights for some of the poets included in anthologies, often people will ask for anything that’s appeared in a Faber anthology or the ‘Poet to Poet’ series. Please first check the acknowledgements page in the book in question before sending in your application.

Faber Music Authors and Composers

Faber Music is a separate company so you may be after them instead of us. Please check before submitting an application.

Independent Alliance Publishers

We sometimes receive requests for our independent alliance books (from these publishers). Please contact the relevant publisher directly.