Hey, young writers who are seeking chances but worry about your lacking of experience! Check this out!
Stormzy, an English rapper, has recently announced a piece of news outside of his professional field: he has made a publishing deal with Penguin Random House, including a paid publishing internship in 2019, to help young writers become published authors.
Image via Stormzy’s IG
The grime rapper wrote on his Instagram page saying:
…[R]eading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today…too many talented writers that don’t always have an outlet or means to get their work seen…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…We’ll be doing school competitions, taking entries and submissions and looking for writers as well but I’ll keep you posted!
His newly-established imprint is called #Merky Books which will publish two to three books per year. The first one on the plan will be Stormzy’s autobiography－ Rise Up.
Stormzy, a.k.a Michael Omari, already has a record label called #Merky, which has made a deal with Atlantic Records to release his own music and to find fresh, new, and talented music-makers.
It’s good to hear about such a chance-maker of creativity. Can’t wait to see what talented works will be published!
Featured Image via MNE.com