Contract Request Letter

When you publish a book, an article, a chapter, or any other work, it's always a good idea to keep a copy of your signed publishing agreement. 

If you didn’t or misplaced it, one option is to contact your publisher to ask for a copy. 

You can use our Contract Request Form Letter as the basis for your request. 

Tips for a successful letter

Your request is more likely to be successful if you identify a specific contact person at the publisher. This could be the editor who worked on your book or the person who corresponded with you about your journal article. If your original contact is no longer affiliated with the publisher, try to identify someone else who has taken over that person's responsibilities.

We also recommend that you personalize the form letter and send it in the manner in which you have previously corresponded with the publisher (likely via email).

Questions? Contact the Library Copyright Office at copyright@umich.edu.

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