The Rights Department deals with the licensing of subsidiary rights in copyrighted material which is controlled by HarperCollins Canada. Such rights include:

  • Foreign rights (English language or translation)
  • Merchandising rights
  • Film, movie, radio, television and dramatic rights
  • Digest or condensation rights
  • Audio rights

To request licensing of any HarperCollins Canada title you will need to contact our Rights Department: [email protected]

Download our Spring 2024 Foreign Rights Guide or our Fall 2023 Foreign Rights Guide in PDF.


All material published by HarperCollins Canada is protected under copyright law. Written permission is required if you wish to reproduce HarperCollins Canada material.

How do I request permission to reproduce material?

All requests must be sent in writing, via email or fax.

'Permissions' are also called 'anthology and quotation rights'. This includes prose, poetry, and original illustrations. Permission is generally given provided that the amount of a work requested for re-use is reasonable and does not represent an unduly large proportion of the original work. We also consider the manner in which it is to be used, and the kind of publication. A permission (or copyright) fee will usually be charged to compensate the author for use of their work.

Please note: If the work from which you are requesting permission is from an anthology, consult the credit/acknowledgments page and apply to the original source for permission to use the material. This also applies to photographs and illustrations. Please check that the work was first published by HarperCollins Canada.

For non-print (i.e. electronic or online) permission requests, please submit a detailed description of your request.

To submit a permissions request, please contact the Permissions Department and provide the following information:

  • the full title and name of author (and ISBN if possible) of the book from which the copyright material is to be taken
  • the exact material you wish to reprint, including the page numbers of the material taken from the HarperCollins Canada book and the name of the short story (if applicable)
  • your publisher's name (you must have a publisher before permission is granted)
  • proposed title of your book and full name(s) of author(s)/editor(s) of your book
  • short description of your book
  • the territory your book will be published in (Canada, World, etc.)
  • the format your book will be published in (hardcover or paperback), the print run, proposed retail price, estimated publication date, and page count
  • your contact information including name, job title, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and email address

How long does it take to process a permission request?

It may take approximately 6 weeks before you receive a written response to your request. Please note that many requests require research, however, this time frame will vary depending on the amount of permissions requests received for processing. Please submit your request with complete information as early as possible before your publication date and do not duplicate your requests.

Permissions Contact Information

HarperCollins Canada
Permissions Department
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, 41st Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 4E3

[email protected]

What about titles published by other HarperCollins companies?

For permissions to use material published by our international divisions, please contact them directly.

HarperCollins US
HarperCollins UK
HarperCollins Australia
HarperCollins New Zealand

Alternate Versions for People with Disabilities

For alternate format/electronic files for visually and/or learning-impaired students, please email [email protected]. If you would prefer to place your request by post, please address it to: HarperCollins Canada, Permissions Department, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, 41st Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4E3.