Stormzy is Giving Young Writers a Voice With New #Merky Books Venture

An amazing new project from Big Mike.

July 5th 2018

Stormzy and Penguin Random House have linked up to create a new publishing imprint: #Merky Books.

The venture has been created by Stormzy in order to allow talented young writers to become published authors, and providing a brilliant new outlet for fresh talent to showcase their pen skills.

Speaking about the venture on his Instagram, Stormzy said, “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 cannot 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!”

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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As per the caption, #Merky Books will also be offering a paid internship in 2019, with the publishers first release being a new book on the big man himself entitled, “Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far.” That book drops on November 1st and is available for pre-order now.

For more info and to pre-order the first #Merky Books book, head here.