Copyright and Other Restrictions
The copyright for works of Thomas Merton that
have been published is currently held by his respective publishers.
Permission to quote from these works should be directed to the publishers.
Under the terms of "fair use" most publishers will
allow 250 words to be quoted from a book-length work of prose without
charging a fee. This does not cover poetry, photographs, works of art
or children's books.
Thomas Merton's major publishers in the United States are:
Curtis Brown - Jonathan Lyons
Doubleday - Carol Christiansen
Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Victoria Fox
Harcourt - an on-line permissions form is available at: Harcourt Permissions
HarperCollins - an on-line permissions form is available at: HarperCollins Publishers
New Directions - Kelsey
Permission to quote from unpublished materials held at
the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University, in other public
collections, and from material by Merton held in private collections is
granted by the Thomas Merton Legacy Trust. Please contact the
Thomas Merton Center, and your
request will be forwarded to a representative of the Trust.
Photographs or drawings by Thomas Merton may not be used without the written permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the payment of associated permission fees.
Photographs of Thomas Merton may not be used either commercially or on any product without permission in writing from the Merton Legacy Trust.