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    song/poem quotes in the ms

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Tesoro, Sep 25, 2011.

    Sometimes when you read books you see on the first page a quote from a songtext
    or a poem before the actual novel starts.
    I have this great songlyrics quote that i think perfectly suit my story
    and I wonder if I should sent it along with the manuscript when I submit it or is it something that is added
    only once you're ms has been approved and is ready to be printed?
    Somebody out there who knows how these things work?
     
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    You will have to have written permission from the copyright owner before you can use the lyrics at all.

    If you insist on doing this, I would leave it out of the manuscript, and then bring it up with the publisher (with proof of permission) when and if your manuscript is accepted.
     
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    oops, didn't think of that aspect! :eek: Then I'll definitely leave it out of the submission.

    thanks! :)
     
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    good advice... about the same as i'd have given had cog not gotten here first! ;)
     

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