The #RRBC KCT International Literary Award

The KTC International Literary Award

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Welcome to our 2nd Annual KCT INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARD” 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 affixed 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 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, 2018 @ 12 AM CT
-Closes: March 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 September 1, 2018. 

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 2018. 

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!

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**FULL PRIZE PACKAGE DETAILS**

Prize Package:
$200 Cash Prize
Winning book cover with award affixed & “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
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 winner, you will also be invited to join RWISA regardless)

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1st PLACE RUNNER-UPS & FINALISTS’ PRIZE PACKAGE:
-“TREAT” Award Certificate
-Specially designed blog tour w/fellow runner-ups & Finalists
-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 last year and did not win, we have NEW judges this year who might see your book differently so we invite you to enter your works if you feel that they are 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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78 responses

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Congratulations to all winners!

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

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