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Wikipedia:Articles for creation
For the WikiProject, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation.
Welcome to Articles for Creation!
The Articles for Creation (AfC) process is designed to assist any editor in creating a new page as a draft article, which they can work on and submit for review and feedback when ready. The AfC process must be used by non-registered users and by those who do not yet have sufficient editing experience because these groups of editors are not permitted to create articles directly in Wikipedia's mainspace. The AfC process should also be used by anyone with a conflict of interest.
Writing an encyclopedic article from scratch is not easy. We recommend that you first gain some experience by adding material to articles that already exist, or by helping out with other tasks. You should read the page Help:Your first article to avoid common mistakes and save your hard work from being deleted. In some circumstances, it may be more appropriate to request a simple redirect to an existing article than to try to create a new one.
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 Articles 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 new users and Articles for Creation participants. Users pretending to be volunteers will ask for money or other forms of payment in exchange for assistance, or to have a draft or article published for them. Real Wikipedia editors will never contact or solicit anyone for payment of any kind in exchange for this kind of assistance. If someone contacts you with such an offer, it is a scam. Do not follow their directions or arrange to send any kind of payment. Instead, please send a copy of the email, including headers, to paid-en-wp
wikimedia.org. See this scam warning for detailed information.
Reviewers
Experienced editors are always needed to participate in reviews. Reviewing instructions can be found here.
Recently created articles
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- Start-Class article
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- Template
- Disambiguation page
- NA-class
- Redirect
- Unclassified article
Article submissions
There are 1,634 pending submissions in Category:Pending AfC submissions. The ages of the various submissions are as follows:
Creating Redirects, adding Categories or uploading Files
Because many minor subjects may not meet our 'Notability' requirements, it is often better to create a simple Redirect to an existing article from an alternative name, rather than to try to create a completely new article from scratch. (For example: the name of a non-notable musician in an otherwise notable rock band could be made to redirect a reader to the article about that band, and where that person is mentioned).
If you wish to create a redirect to an existing article, please use the Redirect wizard.
If you wish to create new categories, please use the Category wizard.
If you wish to submit a file for uploading to Wikipedia, please use the Files for upload wizard
List of current requests for new Redirects and Categories
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 category listing drafts approaching G13 status can be found at Category:AfC G13 eligible soon submissions with the oldest drafts at the top of the category. 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 and Category:AfC postponed G13. Consider browsing these drafts for topics that you would like to improve and move to mainspace. If it reasonably appears that {{Promising draft}} or Category:AfC postponed G13 are not merited, you may remove them but consider first discussing the matter with the original placer of the template or category.
Last edited on 25 August 2021, at 21:59
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