The #RRBC KCT International Literary Award

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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
-Up to 5 finalists will be awarded with THE “TREAT” Award – Silver;
-1st Place Winner and finalists will be announced September 15;

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 very 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!***

44 responses

  1. Best of luck to all who have entered!

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  2. Hi, I entered my books for review in the International Literary Awards. I haven’t received notice that you’ve received my gifted copies.

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  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    I’m registered too!

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  4. I have registered! I decided to go with my new book, Pregnant Future. Good luck to all entrants! 🙂

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  5. I didn’t find a place to submit entry fee. Love this contest.

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    1. Hi, Annie! There’s a click “here” button above. But here’s the link – https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/cant-find-what-youre-looking-for-click-here/member-incentives-promos/. Good luck to you!! 🙂

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  6. A very affordable entry fee. Sounds good to me. Will enter soon.

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  7. I’ve got a book coming out on March 8th, 2017, The Enchanted Swans. It’s currently on pre-order for Amazon. Would it be better to send now as an ARC, or just wait until it releases and send it in then for consideration? Thank you!

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  8. I’ a new member here, but I’m glad to be a part of a club actively doing such wonderful things for it’s members.

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    1. Thanks, S. K.! We’re happy to have you!

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  9. A fine new idea from RRBC! Still don’t have a “historical” category, though there are lots of member-writers who work that genre.

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    1. Well, yes we do, Juliet! 🙂

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  10. Thanks , Nonnie and our amazing team! What are the criteria for an excellent book? (I know this might sound daft, but I’m asking, nevertheless). 😳

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    1. Hi, Maretha!

      In my humble opinion, an excellent book is well-edited, properly proofed, has well-developed characters, story-line flows easily and is not confusing (with the author’s thoughts all over the place), captures my attention early on so that I’m almost “forced” to read to the very end and has believability (see ‘WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR’ above). Good writing is good writing, no matter how anyone wants to describe it, it is, what it is and cannot be tagged as anything other than that!

      Hope this helps!

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      1. Thank you, Nonnie! It’s a scary thought to find myself among many awesome authors. Kind regards to everyone at the club.

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  11. I am in such a dilemma trying to decide which book or books to submit to this contest. How do I decide? 🙂

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    1. Hi, Jan! You can’t go wrong submitting the ones you think will win! LOL!

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  12. Excited to participate. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  13. What a fabulous idea. This club just keeps getting better and better . . .

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    1. We try, Peggy! Thanks!

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  14. Fantastic idea!!! 😀 Just as well there’s a long submission date as both my books are going through a tidy up… I ought to be able to enter before the closing date though! 😉

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    1. Uh-oh, Jan…submission end date has changed!

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  15. Open up more genres and you’d make more money

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    1. Hi, Michael! There is nothing we do here at RRBC that’s ALL about money. Never has been, never will be. There is a really huge prize package here, and this is the way that we will fund that prize package. After hearing from several members that they felt left out because their category/genre had been excluded, we have decided to open up a few more categories to give more of the titles in our catalog, the opportunity to win this AMAZING award. We still feel that most books can fit into at least one of the categories listed above. Enjoy your week!

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    1. We’re excited for you to participate, Laurie! Looking forward to finding some really great reads and awesome writers thru this amazing award!

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  16. Fantastic! RRBC just gets better and better.

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    1. We feel the same way, Larry, and so proud to say that members like you are the reason we continually strive to make things better and better!

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  17. Good luck everybody. Sounds great!

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  18. Great idea!!! Good luck to all the entrants!! This will be a hard contest to judge with all the well-written books in this talented group.

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  19. What a wonderful idea!

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  20. A great addition to the support you already have at RRBC. –Rebecca /Ronesa

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  21. What an exciting new award 🙂

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  22. Great idea. Maybe in the future there can be one winner per genre?

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  23. This is absolutely fantastic! I’m so proud to be a member of this fabulous club!

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    1. You and I both, Natalie! Thanks!

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  24. We have another great winner in the house! It is: The KCT International Literary Award! Every day Nonnie puts on her thinking cap, something great is born. Wow! Congratulations Nonnie, and welcome to the KCT-ILA! 😀

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  25. This is an amazing way to honor the expertise of RRBC writers. Another wonderful initiative!!

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  26. Wow! I never cease to be amazed at the innovative and supportive ideas that come from RRBC. This award has to rank way up there with the best.

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  27. This award is a great idea! Such a wonderful honor for someone to receive.

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