The 2021 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy covers science fiction and fantasy novels published in 2020 by North Carolina authors.
Monday, February 22, 2021: the preliminary eligibility list was announced in the form of a Goodreads bookshelf.
Monday, May 24, 2021: the final eligibility list was released.
Friday, June 4, 2021: the longlist will be announced.
Monday, June 21, 2021: the shortlist of finalists will be announced.
Friday, July 9, 2021: the winner will be announced as part of the opening ceremonies of ConGregate 7 / DeepSouthCon 59.