Stormzy Launches His Own Publishing Imprint #Merky Books

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The London MC wasn't headlining any old festival, by the way - it was his own self-organised #MERKY Festival, at Ibiza Rocks in (you guessed it) Ibiza.

The first voice of that new generation is, well, Stromzy himself, obviously.

"We hope this imprint will instil belief and ambition in young writers, making publishing seem less prohibitive and making the dream of being a published author a reality".

Stormzy, whose 2017 debut album Gang Signs & Prayer went to No 1 in the United Kingdom charts and also won him two Brit awards, said that "reading and writing as a kid was integral to..." "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".

The project launches with the publication of Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far on November 1st, while Stormzy is also offering a paid internship at #Merky Books.

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He continued: 'Proper proud of this! It is available to pre-order now. Well we've got all the answers for you below. "After Rise Up, submissions will be open to all: "#Merky Books is not now accepting unsolicited submissions.

Authors looking to make that a goal via #Merky will have to sit tight, as the site states that they won't be accepting unsolicited submissions until a 2019 open submission competition for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

How Can I Work For #Merky Books?

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Penguin said the brand aims to publish two to three books per year, and "form a home for a new generation of voices". It's a story about faith and the ideas worth fighting for.

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