About Read For Pixels YouTube Live Sessions

The Read For Pixels campaign featuring live YouTube Readings+Q&A sessions with award-winning bestselling authors in support of The Pixel Project’s work to end violence against women runs twice a year:

  • Our International Women’s Day Edition in March putting female authors in the spotlight.
  • Our annual standard edition in September featuring a mix of male, female, and non-binary authors.

Every campaign features live “Read For Pixels” YouTube sessions which will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the campaign month at the rate of 1 session per day. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing why they support ending violence against women, their writing, and women in the media and popular culture. Each session also includes a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers.

Our upcoming International Women’s Day Edition in March 2021 will feature Alex Segura, Kat Cho, Kellye Garrett, Maurice Broaddus, Meg Gardiner, Melissa Caruso, RJ Barker, Sam J. Miller, Samantha Shannon, Sarah Gailey, Sebastien de Castell, and Shannon Kirk.

Read For Pixels alumni include A.M. Dellamonica, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Alafair Burke, Alex Segura, Aliette de Bodard, Alisha Rai, Alison Goodman, Alma Alexander, Alwyn Hamilton, Alyssa Sheinmel, Andrea Cremer, Ann Aguirre, Anna Smith Spark, Anna Stephens, Alexandra Monir, Alexandra Sokoloff, Alyson Noel, Beverly Jenkins, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Brandon Sanderson, Caroline Kepnes, Carrie Vaughn, Charlaine Harris, Charles de Lint, Christina Lauren, Christopher Golden, Chuck Wendig, Cinda Williams Chima, Claire Legrand, Claudia Gray, Colleen Houck, Colleen Gleason, Cornelia Funke, Dan Wells, Dana Cameron, Daryl Gregory, Darynda Jones, David D. Levine, Delilah S. Dawson, Diane Chamberlain, Ellen Hopkins, Elizabeth Bear, Faith Hunter, Fonda Lee, Fran Wilde, Genevieve Valentine, Gregg Hurwitz, Guy Gavriel Kay, Hillary Monahan, Isaac Marion, Jacqueline Carey, James A. Moore, Jane Green, Jasper Fforde, Jay Kristoff, Jaye Wells, Jen Williams, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jennifer Crusie, Jim C. Hines, Jo Walton, Jodi Meadows, Joe Hill, Jonathan Maberry, Josephine Angelini, Julie Czerneda, Juliet E. McKenna, Kami Garcia, Karen Chance, Karen Marie Moning, Karen Rose, Kass Morgan, Kat Cho, Kat Howard, Kate Elliott, Kelley Armstrong, Kellye Garrett, Ken Liu, Kendare Blake, Kennedy Ryan, Keri Arthur, Kevin Hearne, Kimberly Derting, Kristen Britain, Kristin Cast, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Laini Taylor, Laura Anne Gilman, Lauren Beukes, Lauren Oliver, Laurie R. King, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Child, Leigh Bardugo, Lisa Shearin, Lois McMaster Bujold, Lynn Flewelling, Maria Lewis, Marie Brennan, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Martha Wells, Martina Boone, Mary SanGiovanni, Maurice Broddus, Max Gladstone, Maya Rodale, Meg Cabot, Meg Gardiner, Melissa Caruso, Michelle Hodkin, Michelle Sagara, Molly Harper, Molly Tanzer, Nalini Singh, Nicholas Eames, Nicky Drayden, Paul Tremblay, P.C. Cast, R.F. Kuang, R.J. Barker, Rachel Vincent, Rebecca Roanhorse, Rick Yancey, Richard K. Morgan, Robert J. Sawyer, Roshani Chokshi, S.A. Chakraborty, Sam J. Miller, Sara Raasch, Sarah Beth Durst, Sarah Langan, Sarah Kuhn, Sarah J. Maas, Sarah MacLean, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire, Sebastien de Castell, Shannon Kirk, Shannon Mayer, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Soman Chainani, Stephen Graham Jones, Steven Erikson, Susan Dennard, Tad Williams, Tami Hoag, Tamora Pierce, Tananarive Due, Tessa Gratton V.E. Schwab, Veronica Rossi, Vicki Pettersson, Victoria Dahl, and Yasmine Galenorn.

Learn more about them via our Read For Pixels Author Alumni page here.

YouTube session dates and times are released approximately 4 – 6 weeks ahead of each campaign.

We also run special standalone online events and fundraisers in collaboration with authors. For example: in May 2014, we held a 2-week Drabble fundraiser together with Guy Gavriel Kay.

Exclusive Author Goodies for a Great Cause

All participating authors have generously donated a range of goodies to help raise funds for the Pixel Reveal campaign including exclusive 1-to-1 Skype chats for fans and book clubs, signed first editions or special editions of their books, exclusive stories and poems, a critique session for work submitted by budding authors, special Read For Pixels swag packs, a chance to be a minor character in the author’s next novel, and more. Additional goodies come courtesy of various publishers and bestselling authors who are unable to attend a live Google Hangout with us.

Fans, book lovers, and supporters are encouraged to donate to The Pixel Project. Donations begin at as low as US$5 and all donors will receive one of the author goodies as a “Thank You” gift. The type of “Thank You” gift received by the donor depends on the donation amount.

The fundraising pages are open for 6 weeks during the campaign.

Updates for upcoming Read For Pixels fundraisers are released periodically during the month leading up to the kick-off of the campaign. To follow updates about the goodies and fundraising pages, go to: