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WikiProject Novels / Short story (Rated NA-class)
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This is a WikiProject article pattern belonging to Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels and of particular use for the Short story task force . It is to be used as a starting block for new Template:Infobox short story inclusions and as aid to restyle existing inclusions.


The layout for this infobox can be seen on the I Know What You Need page.

Code Result
{{Infobox short story | <!-- See [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels]] or [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Books]] -->
| name          = I Know What You Need
| title_orig    = 
| translator    = 
| author        = [[Stephen King]]
| country       = {{flag|USA}}
| language      = [[English language|English]]
| series        = 
| genre         = [[Horror fiction|Horror]], [[Fantasy fiction|fantasy]] [[short story]]
| published_in  = [[Night Shift (book)|Night Shift]]
| publication_type = [[Anthology]]
| publisher     = [[Doubleday]]
| media_type    = Print ([[Paperback]])
| pub_date      = [[1978 in literature|1978]]
| english_pub_date = 
| preceded_by   = 
| followed_by   = 

"I Know What You Need"
Author Stephen King
Country  USA
Language English
Genre(s) Horror, fantasy short story
Published in Night Shift
Publication type Anthology
Publisher Doubleday
Media type Print (Paperback)
Publication date 1978

Discussion of the Infobox short story pattern template[edit]

If I add an "image" line, will it work? See The Unicorn in the Garden for the issue at hand. Thanks! Karen | Talk | contribs 04:46, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

As "short stories" are normally published within another publication it is not relevant to have a cover image element to this infobox. In this case the illustration is useful and is best included in the body of the article at a relevant point of the text. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 09:00, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
Makes sense to me. Thanks! Karen | Talk | contribs 09:40, 12 February 2007 (UTC)