The 2020 #RRBC KCT Int’l Literary Awards Contest

Copy of The KTC International Literary Award (1)

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Welcome to our 4th 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 excellence from the work of others.  In our eyes, this award is the highest honor your book can receive in the literary field, as unlike many of the other literary awards around, 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 20, 2020 @ 12 AM CT
-Closes: March 20, 2020 @ 11:59 PM CT

Entry/Reading Fee:
$18/per title entered

-No limit on # of entries
If you’ve entered either of the past contests, please check with us first before gifting a copy of your book as we may still have a copy on file;
-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 GRAND PRIZE Package Winner and all finalists will be announced on November 1, 2020. 

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 a believer…)

-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 2020.  Use your creativity and write outside the box, if that’s what it takes to make it all come together in the end as a great story. 

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 on an intelligent conversation.  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, too, 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 most is that we’re giving them truly great reads!  And, that’s also 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, twice during the year
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).

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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 twice during 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 previous competitions and did not win, each year we add a NEW judge who might view your book differently, so we invite you to enter your work if you feel that it’s good enough.

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

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2019 GRAND PRIZE WINNER – TREAT AWARD “GOLD!!!

“SO, YOU’RE RAISING YOUR GRANDKIDS” by RWISA Author, Harriet Hodgson!!!

So, You're Raising Your Grandkids by Harriet Hodgson

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

“THIS SECOND CHANCE” by RWISA Author, D. L. Finn

This Second Chance by D. L. Finn

“A PERILOUS THIRST” by RWISA Author, Rhani D’Chae

A PERILOUS THIRST BY RHANI D'CHAE

“WHEN CAN I STOP RUNNING” by Author, John Podlaski

When Can I Stop Running by John Podlaski

“DAGGER’S DESTINY” by RWISA Author, Linnea Tanner

Dagger's Destiny by Linnea Tanner

“STRANGE HWY” by RWISA Author, Beem Weeks

Strange Hwy by Beem Weeks

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*(10) Top Finalists – TREAT AWARD “BLUE”

“…AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG” by Author, Micki Peluso

“TEQUILA ROSE VIRGINITY BLUES” by RWISA Author, Wendy Jayne

“JAZZ BABY” by RWISA Author, Beem Weeks

“THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE” by RWISA Author, Jan Sikes

“THE LOST YEARS OF BILLY BATTLES” by RWISA Author, Ronald E. Yates

“THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME” by RWISA Author, Fiza Pathan

“MIND YOUR GODDESS” by Author, Flossie Benton-Rogers

“SHADOWED BY DEATH” by RWISA Author, Mary Adler

“THE CONTRACT” by RWISA Authors, Gwen Plano & John Howell

“THE ONE AWAKENED” by RWISA Author, Yvette Calleiro

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(For the 1st time ever…) 2019 HONORABLE MENTIONS!

“JOURNEY TO THE RAINBOW’S END” by Author, Forrest Stepnowski

“SHADOW OF THE DRILL” by RWISA Author, Rhani D’Chae

“IN THE SHADOW OF LIES” by RWISA Author, Mary Adler

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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

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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

“FINDING BILLY BATTLES” by Ronald Yates

“UNBRIDLED” by Young

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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

“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

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 may retain their Amazon gift card award IF they’ve received it already but their membership package promotions may be revoked or canceled entirely without further notice.

This contest is void where prohibited by law.

 

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