18 July 2018

Introducing #Merky Books

#Merky Books is a new imprint within Penguin Random House UK, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Curated by Stormzy, and launching with his first book Rise Up in November 2018, #Merky Books will publish two to three books per year, and form a home for a new generation of voices.

Future initiatives include an open submission competition to find new works of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, and a paid internship with #Merky Books.

How do I submit work?

#Merky Books is not currently accepting unsolicited submissions. In 2019 we will announce details of an open submission competition for new works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, with the winner receiving a publishing contract with #Merky Books.

How can I work for #Merky Books?

#Merky Books will be offering a paid internship in 2019. Register for the #Merky Books newsletter below to receive updates on our internship scheme including details of how to apply. 

The #Merky story so far...

Rise Up by Stormzy

‘It’s been a long time coming, I swear...’ 

In three years Stormzy has risen from one of the most promising musicians of his generation to a spokesperson for a generation. Rise Up is the story of how he got there. It’s a story about faith and the ideas worth fighting for. It’s about knowing where you’re from, and where you’re going. It’s about following your dreams without compromising who you are.

Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics and contributions from those closest to him, Rise Up is Stormzy’s story, in his words, and the record of a journey unlike any other.

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