SEMA Award for Best First Book
Prize: $100 gift certificate from Scholar’s Choice
Eligibility: All SEMA members in good standing who have recently completed a first book in a field of medieval scholarship. Books may be nominated within five years from publication.
Nomination: Nominations may be made by fellow members of SEMA in good standing, by colleagues, or by self application.
Deadline for nominations: We will accept nominations until August 1.
Nominees for this award should send the following materials to the SEMA president by the award deadline:
1. The book’s Introduction and an additional chapter (as PDFs)
2. Up to two published reviews of the book (as PDFs)
Deadline for final portfolios: September 1
Send submissions to