Submissions: Authors and Illustrators

Prospective Authors

Lion Hudson is committed to publishing books true to the Christian faith and welcomes submissions that fit our imprints. Learn more about us here.

Please familiarise yourself with our books before sending us your submission. This will give you a better idea if your manuscript would be suitable for us. If the genre you have in mind does not appear on our site, then unfortunately it's not the right fit for us.

Please note we do not accept manuscripts for poetry.

Please also be aware that Lion Fiction has decided to pause with respect to commissioning fiction for adults until the end of 2021.

We want to encourage you as a Christian author to be inspired by the spirit and to write as well as to read books. However, please note that our publishing programme is full for the next two years (which is normal for most publishers).

Please also note that "commissioning" in the Christian book category general means that we approach an author with a concept or idea and then commission a book rather than discovering a new commission amongst unsolicited manuscripts. It is very rare that we would publish an unsolicited manuscript. We receive over 400 unsolicited manuscripts per annum.

If you are interested in sending us your submission, please include the following information alongside your manuscript:

• Your name, address, email address and phone number
• The title of your manuscript
• Is the book for adults or children?
• Is the book fiction or non-fiction?
• If the book is for children, which age group is it for?

It’s helpful if you include a cover letter and synopsis. What we would like to know is:

• What is the book about?
• Who is your audience?
• What other books by Lion Hudson or other publishers are similar?
• What makes this book unique/interesting?
• A little bit about you. Have you been published before? Do you have experience in writing through your career, blogging or similar? Do you have an established audience as a speaker, writer, blogger, artist or similar?

Send your submission as a .doc, .docx or .pdf file as an attachment in an email.

For children's book submissions, email your submission to:
submissions-children@lionhudson.com

For non-fiction submissions, email your submission to:
submissions-non-fiction@lionhudson.com

For fiction submissions, email your submission to:
submissions-fiction@lionhudson.com

We endeavour to review and respond to unsolicited within three months of receipt, but we only have two commissioning editor's and it is not always possible to respond in that time frame.

Due to the high number of submissions, we are no longer able to accept manuscripts sent in the post.

Thank you for your interest in Lion Hudson and we do hope you will sign-up for our e-newsletter here and receive a free e-book.

Prospective Illustrators

Lion Hudson is committed to publishing books true to the Christian faith. Learn more about us here. We publish a wide variety of illustrated black and white and colour titles for adults and children.

Please familiarise yourself with our books before sending us your submission. This will give you a better idea if your illustration style would be suitable for us.

If you are interested in sending us your portfolio, please also include the following information alongside your portfolio:

• Your name, address, email address and phone number
• Link to your website and/or any professional online profiles
• Details of previous books or projects you have worked on
• Do you illustrate for adults, children or both?
• Do you specialise in a specific style or type of book?

In your cover letter, please tell us:

• A little bit about yourself, your background and experience
• Why you are interested in Lion Hudson

You can submit your portfolio as an attachment in the email, or include a link to a portfolio on your website or online profile.

Send your portfolio and cover letter to illustrators@lionhudson.com.

Our Design Manager will keep your submission on file and will be in touch if and when a suitable book project is developed.

We work through the major design agencies and we attend the Bologna International Children's Book Fair in order to meet illustrators and keep in touch with illustration trends in children's publishing.

Thank you for your interest in Lion Hudson and we do hope you will sign-up for our e-newsletter here and receive a free e-book.