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 9th Annual International Women’s Day Edition in March 2023 will feature Alison Littlewood, Angela Yuriko Smith, Chloe Liese, Cynthia Farrell, Karen Odden, Kate Forbes, Kimberly Belle, Leanna Renee Hieber, Liz Williams, Mimi Matthews, Naomi Hirahara, Sonali Dev, Swati Teerdhala, Therese Beharrie, and Vanessa Riley
Our first charity anthology, Giving the Devil His Due, was released on September 1st, 2021 and features 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 audiobook edition of the anthology will be announced soon.
Read For Pixels alumni include A.M. Dellamonica, Adiba Jaigirdar, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Adriana Herrera, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Alafair Burke, Alan Baxter, Alastair Reynolds, Alex Segura, Aliette de Bodard, Alisha Rai, Alison Goodman, Alma Alexander, Alwyn Hamilton, Alyssa Sheinmel, Amanda Bouchet, Andrea Cremer, Ann Aguirre, Anna Smith Spark, Anna Stephens, Anne Bishop, Alexandra Monir, Alexandra Sokoloff, Alyson Noel, Bec McMaster, Beverly Jenkins, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Brandon Sanderson, Brigid Kemmerer, Carol Goodman, Caroline Kepnes, Carrie Vaughn, Charlaine Harris, Charles de Lint, Charlie N. Holmberg, Christina Lauren, Christopher Golden, Chuck Wendig, Cinda Williams Chima, Claire Legrand, Claudia Gray, Colleen Houck, Colleen Gleason, Cornelia Funke, Dan Wells, Dana Cameron, Daniel H. Wilson, Daryl Gregory, Darynda Jones, David D. Levine, Delilah S. Dawson, Diane Chamberlain, Ellen Hopkins, Elizabeth Bear, Elizabeth Lim, Eugen Bacon, 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, Jeannie Lin, Jeffe Kennedy, Jen Williams, Jenn Lyons, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jennifer Crusie, Jennifer Estep, Jim C. Hines, Jo Walton, Jodi Meadows, Joe Hill, Jonathan Maberry, Josephine Angelini, Julia Quinn, Julie Czerneda, Juliet Marillier, Juliet E. McKenna, Kami Garcia, Karen Chance, Karen Marie Moning, Karen Rose, Kass Morgan, Kat Cho, Kat Howard, Kate Elliott, Kathryn Purdie, Kelley Armstrong, Kellye Garrett, Ken Liu, Kendare Blake, Kennedy Ryan, Keri Arthur, Kevin Hearne, Kimberly Derting, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Kristen Britain, Kristin Cast, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Laini Taylor, Laura Anne Gilman, Lauren Beukes, Lauren Oliver, Lauren Willig, Laurie R. King, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Child, Leigh Bardugo, Leigh Perry (Toni L.P. Kelner), 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, Namina Forna, Nghi Vo, Nicholas Eames, Nicky Drayden, Paul Tremblay, P.C. Cast, R.F. Kuang, R.J. Barker, Rachel Vincent, Rebecca Roanhorse, Rhys Bowen, Rick Yancey, Richard K. Morgan, Rin Chupeco, Robert J. Sawyer, Romina Garber, Roshani Chokshi, S.A. Chakraborty, SJ Rozan, 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, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Sujata Massey, Susan Dennard, Tad Williams, Talia Hibbert, Tami Hoag, Tamora Pierce, Tananarive Due, Tasha Suri, Tessa Gratton, Tim Lebbon, 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: