What is Giving The Devil His Due?

Giving The Devil His Due is  The Pixel Project’ first charity short story anthology under their Read For Pixels program which will be published in partnership with Running Wild Press  on September 1st, 2021.

What is Giving The Devil His Due about?

Giving The Devil His Due is inspired by award-winning Horror author Stephen Graham Jones’s story “Hell On The Homefront Too” about a battered wife who finally gets rid of her abusive war-hero-turned-zombie husband. The theme of the anthology is the comeuppance of men who commit violence against women and girls. With a Twilight Zone vibe, this anthology evokes the spirit of Rod Serling to tell compelling stories that will help get the conversation about violence against women started amongst book lovers and fandoms worldwide while sending a clear message that misogyny, toxic masculinity, and violence against women is unacceptable.

Who are the authors in Giving The Devil His Due?

Edited by Rebecca Brewer, formerly of Ace/Roc (Penguin Random House), the anthology includes 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. For more information about them, check out the “Meet The Authors” page.

Why does Giving The Devil His Due have sixteen stories only?

The number sixteen is significant for the anti-violence against women movement. The sixteen 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.

Why did The Pixel Project decide to produce a charity short story anthology?

The Pixel Project has long recognised the importance of stories and storytelling as an awareness-raising and educational tool in the battle to end violence against women (VAW). Yet many people remain resistant to real-life stories about VAW and we needed to tell these stories about VAW in a way that would get through to the holdouts.

We also know that fictional stories can be part of the cultural narrative for perpetuating societal norms of sexism, misogyny, and VAW — stories that tell the reader that women and girls are disposable and that female pain is acceptable collateral damage in service of mass entertainment.

Giving the Devil His Due is our first effort to directly use fiction to counter these toxic narratives while helping everyone envision a future where VAW is rightfully treated as a heinous crime and human rights atrocity that should be eradicated.

Where will the net proceeds from the anthology go and how will it be used?

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.

When and where will the anthology be available?

Giving The Devil His Due will be available on all major bookseller platforms in the United States and its territories, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand from September 1st, 2021 to October 31st, 2023 only.

Why is the anthology available for two (2) years only?

This anthology is designed to be a limited edition book and all the authors have granted us the rights to publish their stories in print for two years only.

What if I received a faulty copy?

If you received a faulty copy of the anthology, kindly contact the retailer you purchased from the soonest possible for arrangements to get a replacement copy. (Please note that every retailer has different return periods, so it is best to get in touch with your retailer ASAP).