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AFC-Logo.svg Welcome to Articles for Creation!

The Articles for Creation (AfC) process is designed to assist any editor create 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.

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Reviewers

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

Recently created articles

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

Article submissions


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).


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 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.