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WikiProject Women writers
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WikiProject Women Writers was established 30 August 2014. It is a WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of articles about women writers and their works. There are more than 68,682 articles within the scope of this WikiProject. You are warmly welcome to increase the quantity and improve the quality of these articles. Many are still missing so let's keep working.

As of 15 July 2024, there are 64,055 articles and 270 lists within the scope of WikiProject Women writers, of which 145 are featured and 666 are good articles. These articles have the {{WikiProject Women writers}} template on their talk page.


  • 2 September 2014, first post by WP 1.0 bot: 45 articles within the scope of WikiProject Women writers, of which 1 is featured. Note, WP 1.0 bot doesn't provide daily updates but the closest-available annual updates are provided here.
  • 31 Aug 2015: 22,958 articles, of which 78 are Featured Articles/Lists..
  • 30 Aug 2016: 25,769 articles, of which 79 are Featured Articles/Lists..
  • 30 Aug 2017: 27,586 articles, of which 88 are Featured Articles/Lists..
  • 30 Aug 2018: 30,584 articles, of which 94 are Featured Articles/Lists..
  • 30 Aug 2019: 34,606 articles, of which 99 are Featured Articles/Lists..
  • 31 Aug 2020: 52,467 articles, of which 118 are Featured Articles/Lists..
  • 30 Aug 2021: 58,385 articles, of which 136 are Featured Articles/Lists..
  • 30 Aug 2022: 61,914 articles, of which 136 are Featured Articles/Lists..
  • 30 Aug 2023: 66,148 articles, of which 140 are Featured Articles/Lists.


  • women writers, broadly construed
  • works by women writers
  • awards honoring women writers
  • women writers' organizations



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  • Tag the talk pages of relevant articles with the {{WikiProject Women writers}} banner so they can be automatically added to Category:WikiProject Women writers articles. See the Assessment page for further information.
  • Cleanup listing for WikiProject Women writers
  • Improve categorization of articles (see the category tree).
  • Create or translate a woman writer's biography; a redlinks list is maintained at Missing Articles List.
  • Expand or improve women writer biographies.
  • Cite edits with reliable sources. Content that isn't cited can be removed!
  • Remove templates from article pages after you successfully complete the task or fix the problem.
  • Requested tasks: Sometimes a larger cleanup activity needs a little more help than one editor can do. If you have a project that would be best completed with community help, add it here (please add tasks as bulleted (*) tasks so that they can be easily tracked below). This lists should not be for listing individual pages to work on: this is part of the reason for the article assessment system described elsewhere on this page. Rather, try to propose more systematic projects.
  • Find inspiration in example articles: The articles in the Featured article and Good article categories can provide examples of good layout and content coverage.

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Assessing importance


When assessing the importance of articles within WikiProject Women writers, its important to follow the following guidelines:

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top Individuals, works and concepts that are "core" topics for the study and communication of women writers and/or women's literature. Virginia Woolf
Maya Angelou
Pride and Prejudice
Women's writing (literary category)
High Subject is very notable or significant within the study of women writers, women's literature or the public's perception of women writers. J.K. Rowling
Ursula K. Le Guin
British women's literature of World War I
Leslie Marmon Silko
Mid Subject is notable or significant within a specific scholarly community of interest or community of writing practices, or has broader cultural significance as a woman writer or women's literature, but may not necessarily have significant long lasting impact or impact outside the subset of interested peoples. The Devil Wears Prada (novel)
Amanda Filipacchi
Rebecca (novel)
Low Subject is not very significant within the general study of women writers or literature, nor very important for specific communities or bodies of scholarship, but meets the basic requirements for notability. This category might include topics of particular notability to other projects, but not to the topic of Women writers and women's literature.

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