The #RRBC KCT International Literary Award

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(Out of 156 entries)

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

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

*(5) 1st Place Runner Ups – TREAT AWARD “SILVER”

“THE ANESTHESIA GAME” – Rea Nolan Martin

“IN THE SHADOW OF LIES” – Mary Adler

“NAKED ALLIANCES” – S. K. Nicholls

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

“LETTING GO INTO PERFECT LOVE” – Gwen Plano

*Top Finalists – TREAT AWARD “BLUE”

“ONE DYKE COZY” – Rhani D’ Chae
“SON OF MY FATHER” – Peggy Hattendorf
“EXCLUSIVE PEDIGREE” – Robert Fear
“MARGARET” – Patricia Jackson
“OUTSHINE” – Karen Ingalls
“TURPITUDE” – Bernard Foong
“THE TRUTH SHE KNEW” – J. A. Owenby
“TYPE AND CROSS” – Staci Troilo
“DOG BONE SOUP” – Bette Stevens
“HIEROGLYPH” – Wendy Scott
“THE WAY TO HER HEART” – Amy Reece
“DESTINY’S PLAN” – Victoria Saccenti
“ELEMENTS” – Nia Markos
“ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND ELIZABETH SCHUYLER HAMILTON: A MASTER PASSION” – Juliet Waldron

(There are a couple of titles missing from this list that will be added shortly)

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Welcome to the all new annual KCT INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARD”

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 affixed to your book (whether as a 1st Place Gold Winner or even a Silver Award Finalist), they will know without a shadow of any doubt, that it is a really great read, and one worthy of their time and money! 

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

Submissions:
-Opens: January 15 @ 12 AM CT
-Closes: April 15 @ 11:59 PM CT

Entry/Reading Fee:
$18/per title entered

-No limit on # of entries
-Five (5) 1st place runner-ups will be awarded with THE “TREAT” Award – Silver;
-TOP Finalists will be awarded with THE “TREAT” Award –
Blue;
1st Place Gold & Prize Package Winner, and all finalists will now be announced October 16th, due to the recent flooding and Hurricane disasters.   One of our judges was greatly impacted by Hurricane Irma and so we want to ensure that each entry receives the proper attention in its goal of being named as winner in the KCT International Literary Awards Contest.

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 2017. 

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 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 majority of the ones who aren’t English nuts), is that we’re giving them truly great reads!  And, that’s what we care about here!

Prize Package:
$200 Cash Prize
Winning book cover with award affixed
Blog Feature on the RRBC site
Feature in The RRBC Pipeline (online) Magazine
RAVE WAVES commercial created for winning book, which will air on RAVE WAVES show segments
One full week of Twitter Support for the winning book
Invitation to join RAVE WRITERS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS {RWISA} – (If your book is read and found to be worthy of membership within RWISA before the final selection of the contest winner, you will be invited to join RWISA regardless)

Judges:
There will be a panel of 3 judges. The identity of our judges will be kept confidential with the exception of Nonnie Jules, who will serve as a judge.

**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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72 responses

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

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