Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Durham, NC: The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce that nominations for the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy are now open, using an updated final eligibility list which includes 72 novels.
The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2014 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiCon, ConCarolinas, ConTemporal, andConGregate), covers novels published in 2013. Nominations will remain open until Friday, June 13, with a final voting round to come in the remainder of June and early July, and the award being presented at ConGregate in July.
The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.
UPDATE: The initial nominations deadline was extended from Friday, May 2 to Friday, June 13.