Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Short story task force

Welcome to the Short Stories task force of the Novels WikiProject!



This task force seeks to create, improve, maintain, and provide a standard of consistency for articles about short stories and short story collections, as well as create a forum in which interested editors can work together to improve articles. Slightly long pieces often referred to as novelettes are in scope.



If you are interested in becoming a regular contributor to the efforts of this task force, please feel free to sign your name below with four tildes (~~~~). Also, if you have not already done so, we would encourage you to join our parent project, WikiProject Novels.

  1. Badbilltucker (talk · contribs), joined 11 December 2006
  2. Kevinalewis (talk · contribs), joined 12 December 2006
  3. Laleena (talk · contribs), joined 12 December 2006
  4. DoctorWho42 (talk · contribs), joined 15 December 2006
  5. AROY411 (talk · contribs), joined 19 December 2006 - known as Liz
  6. Jask99 (talk · contribs), joined 31 January 2007 - I keep bumping into these all over the place and figure it's better to help than not
  7. Elizabennet (talk · contribs), joined 5 February 2007 - I've been helping out, especially with adding the {{infobox_short_story}}. I'm kind of an infobox maniac. They're just so organized!
  8. Yllosubmarine (talk · contribs), joined 22 March 2007 - Very interested in tagging and copy-editing - known as María: (habla conmigo)
  9. 23skidoo (talk · contribs), joined 22 March 2007 - I've been a member of the main WikiProject Novels for awhile now and I didn't realize there was a separate participants list for the SS task force so I'm adding my name. Most of my short story involvement is related to books in the Simon Templar and James Bond series, but I touch on others, too.
  10. Scrawlspacer (talk · contribs), joined 15 May 2007 - I'm interested in a lot of different short stories. Some favorite short story writers: Harlan Ellison, Henry James, Madison Smartt Bell, Alice Munro, Donald Barthelme, Herman Melville, James Salter, J. G. Ballard, Kawabata Yasunari, Thomas Mann, Robert Walser, Italo Calvino, Langston Hughes, Joanna Russ, Ralph Lombreglia.
  11. AppaAliApsa (talk · contribs), joined 1 June 2007 - was invited by a member. I like Nathaniel Hawthorne and ETA Hoffmann.
  12. Jared Hawkley (talk · contribs), joined 3 September 2007
  13. Joshua Issac (talk · contribs), joined 4 November 2007
  14. Mathwhiz 29 (talk · contribs), joined 30 December 2007 -- just read a lot and would like to help
  15. Survivalism (talk · contribs), joined 27 February 2008
  16. Tom.mevlie (talk · contribs), joined 2 March 2008
  17. DangerTM (talk · contribs), joined 4 March 2008
  18. Aristophanes68 (talk · contribs), 7 March 2008 --very interested in story cycles and in ethnic U.S. and non-Western story writers
  19. Scapler (talk · contribs), 29 March 2008 --I am interested in the short stories of Orson Scott Card, Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, Mark Twain, and others.
  20. ArdClose (talk) 18:19, 9 June 2008 (UTC) - read a lot of short stories and would like to help create articles[reply]
  21. Stratford490 (talk · contribs), joined 15 June 2008
  22. Jimsteele9999 (talk) 01:16, 6 August 2010 (UTC)--I've been working on Kafka's short stories and will help wherever when needed...[reply]
  23. Theadorerex (talk) 05:41, 7 April 2011 (UTC), I read mostly postmodern short stories, and recently some Borges[reply]
  24. Pistachio13 (talk) 18:42, 24 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Atkinson12 (talk) 05:49, 14 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  26. Chronotopian (talk · contribs), joined 11 September 2012 -- Interested in Modern, Post-modern and Contemporary short fiction. I specialise in the 'Minimalist' authors of the 1970s-90s.
  27. Greengreengreenred 01:55, 8 February 2013 (UTC) -- I love short stories. Hopefully, I'll be able to contribute to this task force![reply]
  28. Christian Roess (talk) 05:09, 21 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  29. Lkuliyeva (talk) 19:18, 8 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  30. Kokedera (talk) 17:29, 14 August 2019 (UTC) -- I've been working on early works by Borges, and hope to contribute a few more articles to this project.[reply]
  31. Terraflorin (talk) 08:26, 16 October 2020 (UTC) Science fiction short stories[reply]



If you are sympathetic to the cause of this project, but for whatever reason choose not to commit yourself to becoming a regular member, please feel free to show your support by signing the list below!:

--Metlifebee (talk) 10:07, 24 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Tagging articles


Any article related to this task force should be marked with "short-story-task-force=yes" to the {{WikiProject Novels}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Short story task force articles.

The resulting code is usually:

{{WikiProject Novels


  • Tag articles!
  • Recruit more members!
  • Collaborate and join the discussions. If you know things, teach! (If you don't know things, Ask.)
  • Add new articles! There are plenty of short stories and writers still unaccounted for! Needed Articles
  • Expand articles (or merge if appropriate). All of these these stubs would welcome further care and attention.
  • Start looking for featured articles and lists while getting familiar with and helping with assessment of prose fiction articles. Then add an "Articles" section to this project page.
  • Add things here!

Literature Portal


The Literature Portal requires regular input and is always seeking volunteers. Help us keep this portal at Featured portal status!

Recognized content


"Big Two-Hearted River" • In Our Time • "The Open Boat" • "Z. Marcas"

Good articles


Did You Know (DYK)s


"Never Bet the Devil Your Head" (30 October 2007) • "Thou Art the Man" (14 October 2007) • "The Business Man" (14 February 2008) • "Bon-Bon" (24 April 2008)

Categories and lists



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