The greatest stories are yet to be told.


City Lights

Who we are and what we stand for

Pen Works Media is a publishing company with a focus on works that display quality and originality. We have the attitude of an enterprise company and feel a responsibility to educate new writers whilst simultaneously creating works of relevance across the literary, film and television industries.

Mission statement

To seek, educate and nurture talent in both literature and screenwriting, creating and publishing original works that will challenge and alter people’s perceptions of the world.


First and foremost, we are publishers, but we also offer editing, formatting, design and mentoring services for writers who may wish to self-publish. We do this because we don’t see other self-publishers as competitors – more like friends with similar interests.

The future of publishing

It’s all change. Gone are the days that you can assume a self-published book will be a terrible read.

Don’t misunderstand us. Any marketplace where almost anybody can create products can become inundated quickly, and within that pile of infinite pages there are definitely a large percentage that should never see the light of day.

For almost a decade the power shift between traditional books and digital formats has swung rather dramatically in one direction. The knock-on effect was that publishers refused to take risks on new writers because they were too concerned with losing sales in an area (digital) they did not embrace, and so those writers who refused to be beaten learnt how to publish themselves. Subsequently, hard-working, marketing savvy writers began to sell books in their droves, having completely bypassed the middle man.

Improved author-reader relations via social media helped writers broker deals that no publisher in the world could match, and self-published writers were empowered to create whatever they wanted without heavy editing or censorship.

Whilst we choose to see the positives in this evolution, we also feel a sense of duty to ensure that all cutting-edge stories find their audience in the best shape possible, and so Pen Works Media was born – a courageous, off-beat indie publisher with a passion for bringing original stories to audiences across the globe.

Professional Team

The glue that holds the pages together

Jody Medland

Company Director

Author, screenwriter and creative writing lecturer

Michael Pengelly

Digital Content Manager

Digital mastermind, graphics specialist and family man

Prima Patel

Proofreader & Photographer

Professional photographer, compulsive reader and queen of looking good