Your contributed article, Erika mailman
Hello, I noticed that you recently created a new page, Erika mailman. First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as you. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page – Erika Mailman. Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will continue helping to improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at Erika Mailman – you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.
If you think that the article you created should remain separate, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. Additionally if you would like to have someone review articles you create before they go live so they are not nominated for deletion shortly after you post them, allow me to suggest the article creation process and using our search feature to find related information we already have in the encyclopedia. Try not to be discouraged. Wikipedia looks forward to your future contributions. Holyfield1998 (talk) 17:44, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Nomination of Erika Mailman for deletion
The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Erika Mailman until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.
Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 17:45, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
I added some material to the article, which should make it a little easier for people commenting at the AFD to determine if she meets WP notability. I of course think she does, as having some local notability matters in this case (the Bay Area being a significant literary center). I also added a project template for the bay area, which is how i found it (theres a bot which scans for articles which may be about the bay area, and it caught this one). good luck.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 18:55, 3 November 2012 (UTC)