Stormzy announces new book and new venture #Merky Books

Stormzy is not only basking in the glory of the brilliant #MerkyFest, having smashed through a headline set while watching England beat Columbia on penalties, the artist has now announced a brand new book as well ads a publishing venture #Merky Books.

The imprint on Penguin House will give opportunity to writers who have so far not had the chance to be seen by more established publishers. #Merky will begin taking submissions and offering paid internships in 2019.

“I know too many talented writers that don’t always have an outlet or a means to get their work seen,” he wrote in a statement. “Reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today and I from the bottom of my heart can not wait to hear your stories, your poems, your novels, your sci-fis and then getting them out into the big wide world.”

Stormzy will kick off the imprint with his new book, Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far, due out November 1st. According to Penguin the book will feature “never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics and contributions from those closest to him.”

It is available now via Amazon on pre-order.

Super proud to announce our new venture #Merky Books, a publishing imprint in collaboration with Penguin Random House @penguinukbooks We will be using this as a platform for young writers to become published authors, I know too many talented writers that don’t always have an outlet or a means to get their work seen and hopefully #Merky Books can now be a reference point for them to say “I can be an author” and for that to be a realistic and achievable goal. Reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today and I from the bottom of my heart can not wait to hear your stories, your poems, your novels, your sci-fis and then getting them out into the big wide world. Proper proud of this! We’ll be doing school competitions, taking entries and submissions and looking for writers as well but I’ll keep you posted! #Merky Books will also be offering a paid internship in 2019! The first book to be released under the imprint will be “Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far” out November 1st and available for pre order now (The link is in my bio!) ??❤️

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