Wikipedia:Articles for creation

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AFC-Logo.svg Welcome to Articles for Creation!

The Articles for Creation (AfC) process is intended to assist editors who cannot (e.g. non-registered or non-autoconfirmed users) or should not (e.g. people with a conflict of interest), create new articles directly into mainspace. AfC creates new pages as drafts which are then submitted for review.

Writing an encyclopedic article from scratch isn't easy, and we recommend that you first get some experience by adding material to articles that already exist or helping out with other tasks. You should read the page Help:Your first article to avoid classic mistakes and save your hard work from being deleted.

Creating an article

Before you start writing, here are some things you should have in mind:

Your article title will have "Draft:" in front of it until it is accepted as an article. To start a new draft, click the button below:

Click here to start a new article

Submitting for review

When you are finished, you can submit your article for review by clicking the button "Submit for review". If you don't see this button, you can add the code {{subst:submit}} to the top of your draft (remember to switch to the source editor first). If you see a yellow box saying "Review waiting, please be patient", you have successfully submitted your draft for review. If you don't see this box, you can ask for help at the Article for Creation help desk.

Please note that getting a review can take several weeks, but that your draft will be reviewed eventually. In the meantime, we hope that you expand some of our already existing articles.

Warning: There is an ongoing scam targeting Articles for Creation participants. See this scam warning for detailed information. Real Wikipedia reviewers are all unpaid volunteers. We will never contact or solicit anyone for payment to get a draft into article space, improve a draft, or restore a deleted article. If someone contacts you with such an offer, please send a copy of the email, including headers, to arbcom-en wikimedia.org.

Reviewers

Experienced editors are always needed to participate in reviews. Reviewing instructions can be found here.

Recently created articles

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  - C-Class article
  - Start-Class article
  - Stub-Class article
  - List-Class article
  - Template
  - Disambiguation page
  - NA-class
  - Redirect
  - Unclassified article

Article submissions

Redirects, categories and files

If you wish to create redirects and categories, please use the Redirect wizard or Category wizard

Old drafts

Old drafts, drafts that have been unedited for more than six months, are routinely deleted (see WP:CSD#G13). Once deleted, they can be recovered at WP:REFUND/G13. A bot reports pages eligible for deletion daily Wikipedia:Database reports/Stale drafts. These can be reviewed and nominated for deletion or improved for mainspace.

Some old drafts have been identified as "promising", but without any active editor actually committing to working on them. See Category:Promising draft articles. Consider browsing these drafts for topics that you would like to improve and move to mainspace. If you disagree with the tag, remove it. Another Category:AfC postponed G13 contains articles that someone deemed as having too much potential to allow G13 deletion. These can often be improved for mainspace.