Stormzy Signs Publishing Deal With Penguin To Help New Writers

Stormzy is going to work with young people to turn them into writers.

(AllHipHop News) British rapper Stormzy has struck a publishing deal with bosses at Penguin to help young writers become authors.

As part of the new agreement, the grime star will also be releasing an autobiography and funding a publishing internship.

"Reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today (sic)," Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, writes on social media. "I know too many talented writers that don't always have an outlet or means to get their work seen."

His new imprint will launch with Stormzy's autobiography, Rise Up, and then offer readers up to three books a year.

"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," he adds. "We'll be doing school competitions, taking entries and submissions and looking for writers as well but I'll keep you posted!"