Welcome to Articles for creation!

The Articles for creation (AfC) process is designed to assist any editor with creating a new page as a draft article, as well as submitting their draft article for review. This process must be used by new or unregistered editors, as well as editors with a conflict of interest, since they cannot directly create a new page in Wikipedia's mainspace, where all articles reside. Established users are encouraged to create articles on their own if they do not need support from reviewers.

Writing an encyclopedic article from scratch is not easy. It is recommended that you first gain some experience by adding material to pre-existing articles, or by helping out with other tasks. You should read Help:Your first article to avoid common mistakes. To submit redirects and categories, use the Redirect wizard or Category wizard.

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:

Scam warning: There are scammers who target new editors and Articles for Creation participants. Scammers pretending to be volunteers will ask for money or other forms of payment in exchange for assistance, or to have a draft page published. The assistance provided to you by legitimate Wikipedia editors and volunteers will always be completely free. Real editors will never contact or solicit you for payment or compensation in exchange for assistance.

If anyone contacts you promoting any "premium" or "paid" Wikipedia services or assistance to you, or if anyone attempts to persuade you to pay (or "donate") any amount of money or provide compensation of any amount or of any kind in exchange for assistance with publishing your article, it is a scam.

  • Do not reply or respond to them - even if to tell them that you know or are aware of their attempts to scam you. Stop all communication with them.
  • Do not agree, promise, plan, arrange, or attempt to send any kind of payment or compensation to them.
  • Do not follow any of their directions or instructions.
  • Do not believe anything they tell you as being truthful.
  • Do not give them any of your personal information or account information.
  • Do not click on or follow any website links or URLs that they give to you.

If anyone attempts to contact you in this (or a similar) manner, please forward a copy of the entire email conversation, including email headers, to paid-en-wp@wikipedia.org. After you have done so, delete all correspondence that you've received from them. See this scam warning for more information.

Click here to start a new article


Submitting for review

Submit your draft 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 for review. If you don't see this box, you can ask for help at the Articles for Creation help desk.

Getting a review can take a while, but your draft will be reviewed eventually. Attempting to bypass the process by moving the page, or cutting and pasting it into a new mainspace article, may lead to the page being moved back into draftspace again, speedy-deleted or listed for Articles for Deletion, and repeated attempts may lead to consequences. In the meantime, we hope that you expand some of our already existing articles.

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.

Reviewers

Experienced editors are always needed to review the AfC submissions! The guide for doing so can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing instructions.

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