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Prospective authors - if you wish to submit a new book, please read the relevant section below.

General Enquiry
UK Sales
Marketing & Publicity
Order or Stock Query

Contacting Lion Hudson - Email Contacts - Website Orders - Authors/Prospective Authors - Permissions Requests

Contacting Lion Hudson

Prospective authors - if you wish to submit a manuscript or book idea, please read the relevant section below.

Lion Hudson plc
Wilkinson House
Jordan Hill Road
Oxford OX2 8DR
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 (0)1865 302750
Fax: 44 (0)1865 302757

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UK Sales - or 44 (0) 1865 302770
Marketing and publicity enquiries -
International enquiries -
Export enquiries -

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Order queries

If you have a query or problem with an order you have placed through our website, please contact us by email or by Phone:  44 (0) 1235 465579.

Out of stock Items

If an item you wish to order is showing 'Out of Stock' you may wish to contact Marston Book Services on to ask when there is likely to be a delivery of new stock.

Despatch and deliveries

Delivery costs

Delivery costs vary from country to country.

Delivery is by Royal Mail Second Class and most orders are despatched from our warehouse within 24 hours. Royal Mail aims to deliver Second Class mail by the 3rd working day after we have despatched it.

UK Orders

Standard delivery is by Royal Mail First Class post.  The postage & packing charge for one item is £2.90; for two books you will be charged £3.40; and for between 3-20 books, you will be charged £3.70.  If you are ordering more than 20 books, please call Marston for an individual quote. You should receive your order within 5-7 days.

Republic of Ireland and Europe

The delivery charge is £4.00 per book for up to 5 books. If you order more than 5 books, you will be charged £3.00 per book. You should receive your order within 2-3 weeks.

Rest of  World

International customers may find it easier and cheaper to order books from their local distributor. If you do wish to order direct from us, please contact Marston Book Services for a quote at

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Lion Hudson authors and illustrators

If you are already a Lion Hudson author and require some specific information or help, it is advisable that you get in touch with your usual editorial contact.

Find a Lion Hudson author

To search for your favourite author across any of the Lion Hudson imprints, please use the search box at the top of the screen to search.

Prospective authors and illustrators

Thank you for your interest in Lion Hudson. As you can imagine, we receive hundreds of manuscripts every year, and - like every publisher - we publish very few of them.

The vast majority of the books we publish are commissioned by our editors, rather than submitted on spec. Please bear in mind that we have a specific aim to publish quality literature which is true to the Christian faith.

We have different submission policies for our adult and children’s publishing imprints.

Before you go any further with your submission, please take a look through the books on our website. If the genre of book you have in mind does not appear on our site, then unfortunately there is no point in submitting it to us.

Please also note the following: none of our imprints is publishing any new poetry; neither of our children’s imprints publishes any new fiction; submissions of ideas for children's books should only be sent to either Candle Books or Lion Children's Books.

How to make your submission:
Adult books (Lion Books, Monarch Books, Lion Fiction imprints)
Submissions may be either by e-mail or in hard copy by post.  In addition to any completed manuscript or sample chapters, submissions must include a one page proposal comprising a synopsis, a clear statement for whom you are writing, the scope of the work (for example a table of contents), and detail about you as an author.

Please specify if you have been published before, your background, and relevant qualifications and experience. Your full name, address, daytime telephone number and email address must be included.

Please identify for which imprint you are submitting (if known): Lion Books, Lion Fiction or Monarch Books.

Electronic submissions for adult imprints can be sent by email.

Children’s Books (Lion Children’s and Candle Books imprints)
Our children’s imprints only accept submissions for text or illustration in hard copy.
If you think your book proposal does fit in with genres we are publishing, please write a synopsis, typed on one side of an A4 sheet, in one and a half line spacing with at least a one inch border on all sides.

A covering letter should also be sent. Please specify if you have been published before, your background, and relevant qualifications and experience. Your full name, address, daytime telephone number and email address must be included.

If you would like an acknowledgement of receipt, please include a stamped self-addressed postcard with the title of your work on it. We will then post this back to you.

If the editor is interested in your synopsis, we will ask you for the full text – by e-mail or post – which will be non-returnable.

Important: Every unsolicited manuscript is evaluated, but owing to the high number we  receive we are unable to reply to everyone who submits a proposal.

If you do not hear from us within three months, you should assume that your proposal has been unsuccessful.

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Anyone wishing to to use or reproduce material from Lion Hudson books or other materials for performance, services, worship, study or teaching needs to apply for  permission to do so UNLESS you hold a CLA’s Churches’ Copyright Licence.  

If you do hold a CLA’s Churches’ Copyright Licence, then formal permission is not needed provided the following credit line is used; "Extract from title of poem/book copyright year, author name published by Lion Hudson. Used with permission of Lion Hudson plc."

Please note that a Copyright Licensing Agency’s Churches’ Copyright Licence is not the same as the CLA’s music licence, but is operated by the same agency and enables churches to reproduce any written material consistent with the terms of the licence without requesting further permission from publishers. It can be obtained from the Copyright Licensing Agency.

If you would like to apply for permission to reproduce material from Lion Hudson books, please send the following information by email to:

About you:

  • Your name
  • Your company name
  • Your company type (profit / non-profit / sole proprietor)
  • Your full postal address
  • Your email address
  • Your telephone number
  • The title of your project for which you wish to use our mateirals

About the material you are seeking permission to use:

  • Lion Hudson book title
  • Lion Hudson book ISBN
  • Page number(s) you wish to reproduce
  • Number of words you wish to reproduce
  • How do you wish to use the extract?
  • Format (photocopies/printed book/ebook/Website/other)
  • Principal users/readers of your publication (churches/schools/general public)
  • Will you be supplying the material free of charge?
  • If no, what is the estimated price?
  • Date of usage/publication
  • Name of publisher
  • Territories for your distribution
  • Estimated print run
  • Estimated life span of project

Please note that an online Permissions Request form will be available here soon.