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Request for photographs and images[edit]

To help address the many requests for photographs People-photo-bot has moved article talk pages from Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of people to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of writers if it contains the template(s) {{WPBooks}}, {{WikiProject Books}}, {{WPJournals}}, {{NovelsWikiProject}}, {{WikiProject Novels}}, {{WPPoetry}}. Members of this project are invited to address the requests for images listed. Please note that some articles may now have an appropriate photograph and that the need-image flag has simply not been removed, this can also be checked using the Image Existence Checker link on the category page. If a page has been incorrectly moved please inform me on my talk page.

Susanna Kearsley[edit]

Greetings, literature specialists, can anyone vouch for the notability or otherwise of novelist Susanna Kearsley? The article states she won the Catherine Cookson Literary Prize, which sounds like evidence of notability, but it's a poorly referenced stub. I came across the article because someone added a mention in the article on Cruden Bay, saying that one of her novels is set there, and I wondered if this was noteworthy. --Deskford (talk) 00:37, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

I've just removed links to it under New Slains Castle and James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton - in the latter it just stated he was a 'minor character'. I'm not sure whether the Susanna Kearsley should be prodded (or AfD); the only refs are to goodreads, which I don't think is viable as I think it's a just a review site that anyone can post on? The other ref appears to be a blog? Comments from others more involved in author articles would be appreciated! SagaciousPhil - Chat 07:37, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

A Contract with God Featured Article Candidate[edit]

I've put the article for Will Eisner's 1978 graphic novel A Contract with God up as a Featured Article Candidate. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the review at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/A Contract with God/archive1. Thanks, Curly Turkey (gobble) 12:47, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 03/04[edit]

This looks like a good article, although some of it looks like WP:OR. Draft:Isabella Breviary. Could you have a look? Thanks, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 15:20, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Infobox book request for comment[edit]

In August last year, all publication data in {{infobox book}} was merged into one new |published= parameter. Work began on migrating existing uses to the new format, until questions were raised about the effect this had on data granularity.

Any input and suggestions on a proposed fix, which keeps the new one-line per edition formatting while providing full data granularity would be much appreciated (centralised discussion here). Thanks. ‑‑xensyriaT 23:52, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 08/04[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Augusta G. Almeda. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 18:03, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Edward Sayer[edit]

Hello, literature experts. This old Afc submission is soon to be deleted as a stale draft. Is this a notable essayist, and should the article be kept and improved instead? —Anne Delong (talk) 15:20, 13 April 2014 (UTC)


What is the scope of WikiProject Literature? It seems quite poorly defined; how would someone know if a topic is meant to be in WPLIT or not? -- Mikeblas (talk) 14:50, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

List of notable figures.[edit]

The Naturalism article could use a list of authors who wrote in this style. Like the Transcendentalism Article. (talk) 15:54, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 22/04[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Old English Elegies. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 16:42, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 27/04[edit]

Articles for creation/The Island Queen. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:04, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Audit of author list at Urban fiction[edit]

Is there someone in the know about urban fiction who could audit and trim the list of authors under that article? The large majority are redlinks, and I wonder how many of them don't meet the notability requirements for inclusion. —Largo Plazo (talk) 15:21, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

RfC: Proposed rewording for instructions for disambiguation at the WikiProject Comics Manual of Style[edit]

A Request for Comment has been made regarding how to disambiguate articles which are on topic for WikiProject Comics. I presume some of you may not consider comic books to be literature, but I believe the discussion could use some outside opinions to keep it from getting too insular. If interested, please join the discussion here. Thank you! --GentlemanGhost (converse) 20:58, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

RfC: Revised proposed rewording for instructions for disambiguation at the WikiProject Comics Manual of Style[edit]

A revised Request for Comment has been made regarding the policy compliance of title disambiguation for articles under WikiProject Comics. Please join the discussion here (original here). Curly Turkey (gobble) 23:50, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Portal:Children's literature for Featured Portal candidacy[edit]

  1. Portal:Children's literature
  2. Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Children's literature

I've nominated Portal:Children's literature to be considered for Featured Portal quality.

This was a joint quality improvement collaboration between myself and User:Wadewitz.

Participation would be appreciated, at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Children's literature.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 17:21, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 08/05[edit]

Wikipedia_talk:Articles for creation/The Island Queen. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 20:27, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Naming conventions for bibliographies[edit]

I have proposed naming conventions for bibliographies here. Any constructive comments you are willing to provide there would be greatly appreciated. Neelix (talk) 16:16, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Bloomsbury Group revisited[edit]

Are there still any people of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Literature/Bloomsbury Group editathon around? I started Bloomsbury Group in LGBT history, which I marked as a stub: mainly concentrates on the people now, the narrative of the history can still be expanded. --Francis Schonken (talk) 06:24, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Dutch-language LGBT writers cat[edit]

During this discussion it was mentioned "this may not be the right place to discuss a very fundamental issue, namely: in literature, a categorization by language is much more relevant than by nationality", to which was replied:"...If others need to be invited to this discussion in a neutral manner, then you have the right to do that." (my bolding). This is the invitation. --Francis Schonken (talk) 05:25, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Nadine Gordimer books[edit]

Hello. Would anyone be interested in creating and expanding pages about all of her novels and other works? I could try to start more stubs, but I don't have time to re-read all her books now. Since she has just passed away, I thought some of you would be interested. Those books definitely deserve a page, with a short summary and referenced criticism. Let me know on my talkpage if interested. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:51, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Proposal to delete categories involving literature by women.[edit]

There is a proposal to delete categories involving literature by women, including deleting Literature by African-American women, Literature by Asian-American women, Literature by Native American women, Literature by Hispanic and Latino American women. See discussion here: [link to discussion]. __ E L A Q U E A T E 23:30, 15 July 2014 (UTC)


There is a new article that popped up on my NPP queue called Signalism that may be of interest to members of this project. It seems a tad essayish and I have tagged it accordingly. Perhaps someone can take a look at it? -Ad Orientem (talk) 17:01, 19 July 2014 (UTC)