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Contacting, Contracting, Inviting, Interviewing, or Mailing Neil

Q. How do I contact Neil?
A. Fans wishing to contact Neil may use the Ask Neil line.

For anything more official (including, but not limited to, interview requests, asking questions for a book/dissertation/website, or offering large sums of money) please contact Cat Mihos at cat@gaiman.net.

Students wanting to interview Neil for school projects will, alas, almost certainly be turned down. Their time would be better spent consulting the About Neil section.

Lots and lots of emails coming in each day from people with lists of questions for me to answer for their papers or magazines or websites -- normally five questions, for some reason. I explain why I don't do them here and here, and it's still true. I suppose it's probably time to amend the FAQ line thing to explain that not only do I not do homework for people, but alas, I don't answer lists of interview questions either. I might do if people would send in the time to answer them with the questions, mind you.

Q. How do I mail Neil something?
A. Please mail it to Cat Mihos at:

Cat Mihos
for Neil Gaiman
4470 Sunset Blvd. # 339
Los Angeles, CA 90027
USA

If you are writing from outside of the United States and would like a reply, please include an international reply coupon from the post office.

Consult Top Ten Things Never to Send Your Favorite Writer by the Fabulous Lorraine for further advice.

Q. How do I send Neil a book to get signed?
A. This service is not currently offered. You may purchase pre-signed item via their online shop at www.neilgaiman.net.

Q. Who are Neil's agents?
A.

Literary agent:

Merrilee Heifetz
Writers House
21 W 26th St.
NY. NY 10010
tel: 212 685 2400

Film Agent:

Jon Levin
Creative Artists Agency
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825
tele: 310-288-4545

Q. How can I get Neil Gaiman to make an appearance at my school/convention/event?
A. Contact Steven Barclay at the Steven Barclay Agency. Tell him you want Neil to appear somewhere. Have him tell you how much it costs. Have him say it again in case you misheard it the first time. Tell him you could get Bill Clinton for that money. Have him tell you that you couldn't even get ten minutes of Bill Clinton for that money but it's true, he's not cheap.

On the other hand, I'm really busy, and I ought to be writing, so pricing appearances somewhere between ridiculously high and obscenely high helps to discourage most of the people who want me to come and talk to them. Which I could make a full time profession, if I didn't say 'no' a lot.

Q. When will Neil be coming to my town/country?
A. Keep an eye on Where's Neil?.

I like seeing new bits of the world. I like meeting foreign publishers. There are interesting things to eat in Singapore, for that matter. And there's a -- what, a crypt? a burial chamber? a memorial hall? -- in Oslo I want to go back to. And I've never been to South Africa.

If foreign publishers and conventions ask me to go places, mostly I will, if I get enough advance notice, and if I can. Usually I ask for a first or business class (or at the least, an easily upgradable) ticket, because I don't like spending ages in planes, and I like to be able to function when I get places.

If you want me to come to your country, your best bet is to write to the publisher, and to talk to bookshops, and the publishers will get in touch with my agent. If you've got a convention you want me to go to, then just get in touch with my agent, as many years as possible in advance.

Q. How do I get permission to adapt one of Neil's stories?
A. Contact Neil's agent, Merrilee Heifetz, listed above.

We tend to say yes to schools and non-profit entities. However, the film rights to "Chivalry" have been optioned and the option has been activated; which means that we'll have to check the contract to find out whether you need to ask us or Miramax for the "Chivalry" rights.