First Book Award

SEMA Award for Best First Book

Prize: $200 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-nomination.

Deadline for nominations: We will accept nominations until August 15.

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)

Please do not include additional items such as cover letters or letters of recommendation. Additional materials will not be considered.

Deadline for final portfolios: September 15

Send submissions to

the current SEMA president



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