First Book Award

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

the current SEMA president


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