The 2019 #RRBC KCT International Literary Awards Contest

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Welcome to our 3rd Annual KCT INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARDS” Contest!!!

This award is carrying the namesake of our dearly departed Kathryn C. Treat, who loved great literature.  Her book was an excellent read and she expected the same from the work of others.  This award will be the highest honor your book could receive in the literary field, as unlike many of the other literary awards around today, it will be judged by the highest of standards.  We hope that you will enter your work so that your book can have the bragging rights of being a “TREAT” Award Winner!  When someone sees that award title next to your book (whether as a Grand Prize Gold Winner or even a Silver Award Runner Up or Blue Award Finalist), they will know without a shadow of any doubt, that it is a really good/great read, and one worthy of their time and money! 

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Categories Being Accepted:
*Biography/Memoir
*Children’s Lit
*Fiction (Historical and other)
*Horror
*Humor
*Mystery
*Non-Fiction
*Paranormal Fantasy Novels
*Poetry
*Romance
*Short Stories

Submissions:
-Opens: January 15, 2019 @ 12 AM CT
-Closes: March 15, 2019 @ 11:59 PM CT

Entry/Reading Fee:
$18/per title entered

-No limit on # of entries
If you’ve entered either of the past two contests, please check with us first before gifting a copy of your book;
-Five (5) 1st place runner-ups will be awarded THE “TREAT” Award – Silver;
-TOP Finalists will be awarded THE “TREAT” Award –
Blue;
1st Place Gold Prize Package Winner and all finalists will be announced October 31, 2019. 

Guidelines:
-Complete and submit Registration Form below;
-Pay your non-refundable $18 entry/reading fee, by clicking HERE;
-Submit via Amazon gift card, a copy of your book to RRBCInfo@gmail.com. If you are not in the U.S. or are unable to gift a copy of your Kindle e-book to us, please contact us at the same email address above for an alternative solution;
-Wait for confirmation and further information.

What the judges are looking for:
-Written works that have been properly edited and proofed;

-Great story-lines (we don’t want to fall asleep by page 6);

-Well-developed characters;

-Believability (perfect example: “A PERILOUS THIRST” is about a vampire, but while reading it, I thought he was just an average Joe who had walked into a bar. The author made me believe…)

-Story-lines that flow easily;

-All-in-all, we are searching for reads that, after having read Chapter one, compels us to continue reading to the very end. We don’t want to have to stop to jump over typos and misspelled words.  Nonnie writes in Nonnie-tongue, and I often share that “I write the way that I speak, and I speak very well,” so we are not opposed to you using your own language, but it MUST make sense!   We’re also not freaky about the rules of who follows who or what in the varying parts of speech (i.e. nouns, pronouns, adjectives, conjunctions, prepositions, etc).  I mean, c’mon, seriously? This is 2019. 

I was an English nut in school, but I let that fall by the wayside when I became an adult and was no longer being forced to think (and write) like everyone else. I became innovative in my writing, an independent thinker, and decided I’d speak the way I wanted to, as long as it made sense and I could carry out an intelligent conversation…which, by the way, I do extremely well.  But, again, it all had to make sense!  You see, when our readers are reading our books, they don’t care about these things (unless they’re English nuts, which I still consider myself to be, but, I also love creativity and writing outside the box more than I love being that English nut).  What readers care about (the ones who are English nuts), is that we’re giving them truly great reads!  And, that’s what we care about here!

Your Payment and Entry Assumes Your Agreement and Compliance of the Following: 
-Entrant agrees to abide by all rules of the RRBC KCT ILA Contest
-Entries must be the original work of the author submitting entry form and payment
-Winners will be announced by email and also published on the RRBC site.

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**FULL GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE DETAILS**

Prize Package:
$200 Amazon Gift Card
“TREAT” Award Certificate
Blog Feature on the RRBC site
-FULL Feature in THE RRBC PIPELINE MAGAZINE
RAVE WAVES commercial created for winning title, which will air on RAVE WAVES show segments
-One full year of a full promotional campaign designed around the winning title (which includes FREE blog tours and other promotional events)
-Book of the Month slot
KCT LITERARY AWARD GRAND PRIZE WINNER placed next to winning book title in every place that it is listed in all RRBC forums and also next to author’s Twitter handle on our online roster
FREE blog trailer listing of winning title in the RRBC catalog (winner must submit)
One full week of Twitter Support for the winning book from our Tweet Support Team, once monthly
Invitation to join RAVE WRITERS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS {RWISA}  without having to go thru the vetting process(Also, if your book is read and found to be worthy of membership within RWISA before the final selection of the contest winners, you will also be invited to join RWISA regardless)

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1st PLACE RUNNER-UPS & FINALIST’S PRIZE PACKAGE:
-“TREAT” Award Certificate
-Specially designed blog tour(s) w/fellow runner-ups & Finalists thru-out the year
-KCT LITERARY AWARD 1st Place Winner or Finalist placed next to winning book title in every place that it is listed in all RRBC forums, and also next to author’s Twitter handle on our online roster
-One full week of Twitter support
-Invitation to join  RAVE WRITERS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS {RWISA}
-Honorable mention in THE RRBC PIPELINE MAGAZINE

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Judges:
There will now be a panel of 5 judges. The identity of our judges will be kept confidential with the exception of Nonnie Jules, who will also serve as a judge.  SPECIAL NOTE:  If you entered your book in the past two competitions and did not win, we have 2 NEW judges this year who might view your book differently, so we invite you to enter your work if you feel that it’s good.

**This award is for RRBC Members Only!!!**

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**Contest open to members of RRBC only.  We invite you to JOIN us today!***

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2018 GRAND PRIZE WINNER – TREAT AWARD “GOLD!!!

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*1st Place Runner Ups – TREAT AWARDSILVER

“FLOWERS AND STONE” by Jan Sikes

“RUBY SLIPS AND POKER CHIPS” by Heather Kindt

“JAZZ BABY” by Beem Weeks

“DETACHED” by Wendy Weiss

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*Top Finalists – TREAT AWARDBLUE

“SHADOW OF THE DRILL” by Rhani D’Chae

“HOME AT LAST” by Jan Sikes

“ELIZABETH’S WAR” by D. L. Finn

“DAVIDA” by Karen Ingalls

“THE LOST YEARS OF BILLY BATTLES” by Ronald Yates

“SHADOWED BY DEATH” by Mary Adler

“LODESTONE” by Wendy Scott

“THE ONE AWAKENED” by Yvette Calleiro

“SEVEN DAYS TO GOODBYE” by Sheri S. Levy

“FINDING BILLY BATTLES” by Ronald Yates

“UNBRIDLED” by Young

“STARTING OVER” by Sheri S. Levy

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2017 GRAND PRIZE WINNER – TREAT AWARD “GOLD!!!”

“THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEYS OF BILLY BATTLES” by Ron Yates!

The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles by Ronald Yates

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*1st Place Runner Ups – TREAT AWARD “SILVER”

“IN THE SHADOW OF LIES” – Mary Adler

“THE RECTOR: A CHRISTIAN MURDER MYSTERY” – Michael Hicks Thompson

“LETTING GO INTO PERFECT LOVE” – Gwen Plano

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*Top Finalists – TREAT AWARD “BLUE”

“ONE DYKE COZY” – Rhani D’ Chae
“SON OF MY FATHER” – Peggy Hattendorf
“EXCLUSIVE PEDIGREE” – Robert Fear
“OUTSHINE” – Karen Ingalls
“TURPITUDE” – Bernard Foong
“DOG BONE SOUP” – Bette Stevens
“HIEROGLYPH” – Wendy Scott
“DESTINY’S PLAN” – Victoria Saccenti
“ELEMENTS” – Nia Markos

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NOTE:  ALL DECISIONS OF OUR JUDGES ARE FINAL AND NON-DEBATABLE.  If a member is found to be in non-compliant status OR in violation of any of RRBC’s CODE OF CONDUCT statutes after they have been awarded, they will be allowed to retain their cash/Amazon gift card award but the remainder of their membership package promotions may be revoked or cancelled entirely without further notice.
This contest is void where prohibited by law.
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82 responses

  1. Thanks for letting me come late to the party. Just signed up.Good luck to everyone.I have a new novel ‘Strawberry moon’ a murder mystery set in the Dordogne,France.

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  2. Just in time 🙂 fingers crossed and good luck everyone who entered.

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  3. I’ve entered two books into the KCT Award. Looking forward to all activities at RRBC this year.

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  4. I’m almost too late, but I made it! I just submitted my entries. Whew!

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  5. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    I might have forgotten to mention it here, but I submitted on February 2, 2018, 2 titles for the KCT International Literary Awards.

    Good Luck to Everybody!

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  6. I think I might just take the plunge, this year. It’s one thing publishing a book on Amazon and quite another thing to enter it for a competition, especially one as prestigious and important as this one. I kind of feel ‘bare’ – don’t know why – it’s like entering the water for the first time, and obviously I can’t swim, but I’ve seen many of our members encouraging words to taste and see the good things. So, now, I’ve completely convinced myself to do it!

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  7. This sounds great! I will surely enter my book again! 😀

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    1. Good for you, Joy! Which one are you going to enter????

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      1. Hi Nonnie, I decided to enter two, not one! 😀 I’m sure it will be fun!

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  8. Congratulations to all winners!

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  9. peggyhattendorfcom | Reply

    I am thrilled to have been chosen as one of the Top Finalists in The KCT International Literary Award. It is an honor to be in the company of these accomplished authors. Thank you.

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  10. Congratulations to all of the winners! It looks like my TBR list just got longer! 🙂

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