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The Best First Book Award offers a cash prize in recognition of the best first book published in the field of film and media studies.

 

Eligibility

Note:
  Publishers please make sure the authors are members for the 2014-2015 membership year before completing the submission form below. If they are not members their books will not be considered.   

  • Nominees must be a full members (not temporary members) of the Society for the new 2014-2015 membership year.  

  • To be eligible, books must be single-authored books written in or translated into English and published between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. 

  • Nominated titles must be the first book written by the entrant and must have a minimum length of 75,000 words.

  • Republished volumes, edited collections, and multi-authored works or books previously published in another language are not eligible. Monographs or books published within a series are not eligible.

  • Books submitted for this award are not eligible for other SCMS book awards.

Procedures

  • Entrants must complete the submission form by August 1, 2014 5pm (CT).  

  • FOUR copies of the book must be received by August 4, 2014 5pm (CT). No exceptions!
     
  • Upon receipt of the four books the SCMS office will verify the eligibility of the entry and membership before distributing copies to the committee members.

  • The SCMS office will inform the official winner and all entrants.

  • The chair of the committee will announce the winner of the award, read the committee citation, and present the winner with a certificate and a check for $1000 at the annual conference.

  • Entrants should not expect the return of their books; these books will serve as a reward for committee members.

  • Failure to follow procedures will result in disqualification.    


Please mail book submissions to
:

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Best First Book Award
640 Parrington Oval Old Science Hall, Room 300
Norman, Oklahoma 73019


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