February 24th, 2023 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, an anti-violence against women (VAW) non-profit, is thrilled to announce that the limited edition audiobook of Giving The Devil His Due, their first charity short story anthology under their Read For Pixels programme, is a finalist in the Short Stories/Collections category of the 2023 Audie Awards.
“It is an absolute honour for our charity anthology audiobook to be nominated alongside so many other worthy candidates and some of the biggest names in the audiobook world in the Audie Awards 2023. It has been a labour of love by the acclaimed authors, narrators, and audiobook producers who have generously donated their time and talent to this project,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. “VAW is one of the most brutal, widespread, and entrenched human rights violations in the world and yet there remains a wall of silence around it in many cultures and families. The Pixel Project believes that stories have the power to give voice to this issue, and it is our hope that being a finalist in the Audies will bring Giving The Devil His Due to the attention of the audiobook world and audiobook fans, inspiring them to take action to stop violence against women in their communities worldwide.”
Produced in partnership with Voiceworks Audio, the sixteen speculative fiction stories in the Giving The Devil His Due audiobook are read by a cast of twelve of today’s finest audiobook narrators: Alyssa Bresnahan, Brian Nishii, Christina Moore, Cynthia Farrell, Edoardo Ballerini, Erin Moon, Karen Chilton, Kate Forbes, Nancy Wu, Robin Miles, Samuel Roukin, and Stephanie Cozart. Through their powerful performances, the anthology’s theme of men who perpetrate violence against women and girls meeting their comeuppance in uncanny ways comes to life with a Twilight Zone vibe. As with the print edition, the audiobook evokes the spirit of the legendary Rod Serling to tell compelling stories that will spark conversations about violence against women amongst book lovers and fandoms worldwide while sending a clear message that misogyny, toxic masculinity, and VAW are unacceptable.
The Pixel Project has produced this audiobook with the aim of widening access to the anthology as part of its mission to raise awareness about VAW. Hardcore audiobook fans and sight-impaired readers will be able to enjoy these thought-provoking stories by major names and rising stars in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror. Edited by Rebecca Brewer, the anthology features gripping stories from 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.
The Giving The Devil His Due audiobook is currently available on all major audiobook platforms in the United States and its territories, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand until 31 October 2023 only. All net proceeds from the sales of the audiobook will go towards supporting The Pixel Project’s anti-violence against women programmes, campaigns, and resources.
About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)
The Pixel Project is a completely 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.