What to Know about Copyright and Permissions for Literary Magazines and Presses

Learn from veteran rights and permissions experts to understand these crucial elements of publishing.

Event Date
Event Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Venue
Virtual (Zoom)


The ins and outs of working with permissions and rights can be difficult to understand. In this virtual CLMP event, our guest speakers, Fred Courtright and Jeffrey Levine, will provide the basic information that magazines and presses need to navigate their work on these issues. The presentation will be followed by time for questions from attendees.

Fred Courtright has worked in the copyright permissions field for more than 35 years. He is the president of The Permissions Company, LLC, a full-service agency that administers rights for more than 80 publishers, authors, estates, and agents. Previously, he held the positions of permissions manager at W. W. Norton & Company and permissions coordinator at Macmillan Publishing Company.

Jeffrey Levine is a lawyer as well as the founder, artistic director, and publisher of Tupelo Press, an award‐winning independent literary press located in Western Massachusetts. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, Levine is the author of three books of poetry: At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered (Salmon Press, 2019), Rumor of Cortez (Red Hen Press, 2005), and Mortal, Everlasting (Pavement Saw Press, 2002), which won the 2002 Transcontinental Poetry Prize.

Automated closed captioning will be available for this event. If you have other accessibility requests, please contact Chelsea Kern at [email protected]. The event will be recorded and added to the CLMP Resource Library.