Nominations for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award are now open

Monday, February 1, 2016, Durham, NC: The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce that nominations for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy are now open, using an updated final eligibility list which includes 115 titles.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2016 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiCon, StellarConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2015. Nominations will remain open until Monday, May 13, followed by a final voting round to begin in June. The award will be presented at ConGregate in July.

To register to place a nominating ballot, please submit a voter registration form.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.