Monday, March 6, 2017, Durham, NC: The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce that nominations for the 2017 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy are now open, using an updated final eligibility list which includes 118 titles.
The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2017 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiCon, StellarCon, ConCarolinas, ConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2016. Nominations will remain open until Monday, May 22, followed by a final voting round to begin in June after the finalists are announced at ConCarolinas. 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.