News 5 July 2018
Author: Rebecca Rose

Stormzy announces #Merky Books Platform

5 July 2018

Fresh off the back of his shutdown festival in Ibiza Rocks #Merky, Stormzy has touched back in the UK and announced his publishing imprint with Penguin Books, the #Merky Books platform.

Stormzy announced the venture on Instagram this afternoon. It’s set to provide a platform for talented young writers that can sometimes struggle to get their work noticed. He revealed that #Merky Books will host competitions in schools and offer opportunities for paid internships for aspiring writers in 2019. He also commented that the first book released under the imprint “Rise Up: The #Merky journey so far”” will be released on November 1st and is available for pre-order now. 

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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Penguin Books also announced the platform on Twitter, including a link to where you can get more information. 

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