The Hive by Orson Scott Card [and Aaron Johnston] (Tor Books)
The Stormby David Drake (Baen Books)
The Hanged Manby K. D. Edwards (Pyr)
48 Hoursby William R. Forstchen (Forge Books)
Where Oblivion Lives by T. Frohock (Harper Voyager)
The Women’s War by Jenna Glass (Del Rey)
Carl Perkins’ Cadillac by John G. Hartness (Falstaff Books)
Southern Fury / Southern Souls by Stuart Jaffe
The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher (Saga Press)
Inheritance by Gail Z. Martin (SOL Publishing)
Breaking Gods by D. J. Molles
To the Bones by Valerie Nieman (West Virginia University Press)
Winter Worldby A. G. Riddle (Legion Books)
Howling Darkby Christopher Ruocchio (DAW)
As the Crow Fliesby Rysa Walker and Caleb Amsel (Starry Night)
A Fall in Autumnby Michael G. Williams (Falstaff Books)
A Midnight Drearyby David Niall Wilson (Crossroad Press)
"A shortlist of finalists will be announced on Wednesday, July 1, and the winner(s) will be announced at ConGregate on Friday, July 17, 2020. However, as ConGregate will not be held in person this year, location and manner of the announcement is subject to change at this time.
The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2020 award covers novels published in 2019.
The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate."