August 13th, 2021 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, is thrilled to announce a range of upcoming launch events for Giving The Devil His Due, their first charity short story anthology under their Read For Pixels program. The book will be published in partnership with Running Wild Press on September 1st 2021. Best described as ‘The Twilight Zone meets Promising Young Woman’, this anthology will feature sixteen Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror stories in homage to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, one of the largest annual anti-violence against women events in the world.
The launch will include two types of live online events which will serve as platforms for the 16 anthology authors to discuss the book and speak up about violence against women:
On September 1st, 2021, an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, held in partnership with reddit’s r/Fantasy, will begin from 10am Eastern Time. Fourteen of the sixteen anthology authors will be dropping in and answering questions from fans and r/Fantasy members over the course of 24 hours. The link to the AMA will be shared by The Pixel Project. r/Fantasy, and participating authors via social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
From September to November 2021 – a period which covers Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence – The Pixel Project will be hosting a series of five livestream panel sessions with thirteen of the anthology’s authors as well as Rebecca Brewer, the anthology’s editor and Lisa Kastner, founder of Running Wild Press. Panel topics include:
- ‘The Twilight Zone meets Promising Young Woman: Storytelling and Justice for Women in Speculative Fiction’ featuring Dana Cameron, Lee Murray, and Nisi Shawl.
- ‘Slaying the Monster: Writing Better Men and Tackling Toxic Masculinity in Horror’ featuring Errick Nunnally, Kaaron Warren, and Stephen Graham Jones.
- ‘The Devil at Home: Writing about Domestic Violence in Science Fiction and Fantasy’ featuring Angela Yuriko Smith, Jason Sanford, and Rebecca Brewer (Editor).
- ‘No More Final Girls: Smashing Negative Female Stereotypes in Horror’ featuring Kenesha Williams, Linda D. Addison, and Nicholas Kaufmann.
- ‘Best Served Cold: The Catharsis of Revenge in Speculative Fiction’ featuring Leanna Renee Hieber, Hillary Monahan, and Lisa Kastner (Publisher).
Visit the full panel schedule for exact times, dates, and links to the YouTube panel pages.
“The Pixel Project designed this series of exclusive events to celebrate the launch of the anthology in line with our mission to end violence against women” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. “Both the AMA and the YouTube panel sessions are intended to provide readers, fandoms, Pixel Project supporters, and people worldwide an opportunity to discuss the issue of violence against women with their favourite authors who are in the anthology. We hope that these interactions will galvanise people to pick up the book to read the stories and take action to stop violence against women and girls in their communities worldwide.”
Edited by Rebecca Brewer, formerly of Ace (Penguin Random House), the anthology will feature sixteen major names and rising stars in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror today including Angela Yuriko Smith, Christina Henry, Dana Cameron, Errick Nunnally, Hillary Monahan, Jason Sanford, Kaaron Warren, Kelley Armstrong, Kenesha Williams, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Murray, Linda D. Addison, Nicholas Kaufmann, Nisi Shawl, Peter Tieryas, and Stephen Graham Jones.
Pre-orders for Giving The Devil His Due are now open on all major bookseller platforms in the United States and its territories, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The book will be available from 1 September 2021 to 31 October 2023 only. 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of the anthology will go towards supporting The Pixel Project’s anti-violence against women programs, campaigns, and resources.
About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)
The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts.
About Running Wild Press (https://runningwildpress.com/)
About r/Fantasy (https://www.reddit.com/r/fantasy)
With over 1.4 million community members, r/Fantasy is the internet’s largest discussion forum for the greater Speculative Fiction genre. Fans of fantasy, science fiction, horror, alt history, and more can all find a home with us. We welcome respectful dialogue related to speculative fiction in literature, games, film, and the wider world.