Questions on contacting publishers

Hello all I am fairly new to this community and I have a few questions.

My best friends and I have always played a wonderful boardgame called Lord of the Rings Risk. specifically … gy-edition.

I noticed that there was no module for this game and that leads to my first question.

  1. has someone already contacted the publishers and gotten a no?

  2. if i wanted to make this game available to all of you guys (I am currently translating it to vassal for myself as i own the game) How would i go about contacting the publishers? basic e-mail? calling? snail mail?

  3. Have these publishers been asked before and said no?

Thank you