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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This letter, dated [[December 12]], [[1966]], was sent to Joy Hill of [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]]. A "[[Tolkien fandom|fan]]" was going to write a "[[fanfiction|sequel]]", and sent Tolkien details. Tolkien sent the material to Ms. Hill, and asks her of the legal position. He asks for a formal letter from the publisher to dissuade the writer, fearing a publisher might publish "such tripe". He relates to correspondence about an earlier fan-proposed sequel, where the young writer wrote a harsh rant back.
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A "[[Tolkien fandom|fan]]" was going to write a "[[fanfiction|sequel]]", and sent Tolkien details. Tolkien sent the material to [[Joy Hill]] of [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]], and asked her of the legal position. He asked for a formal letter from the publisher to dissuade the writer, fearing a publisher might publish "such tripe". He explained that when he personally rejected an earlier fan-proposed sequel the young writer wrote a harsh rant back.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:38, 21 July 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 292
RecipientJoy Hill
Date12 December 1966
Subject(s)Fan fiction

Letter 292 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

A "fan" was going to write a "sequel", and sent Tolkien details. Tolkien sent the material to Joy Hill of Allen & Unwin, and asked her of the legal position. He asked for a formal letter from the publisher to dissuade the writer, fearing a publisher might publish "such tripe". He explained that when he personally rejected an earlier fan-proposed sequel the young writer wrote a harsh rant back.