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Hello, Elizabeth Hardy, and welcome to the ISFDB Wiki! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Note: Image uploading isn't entirely automated. You're uploading the files to the wiki which will then have to be linked to the database by editing the publication record.

Please be careful in editing publications that have been primary verified by other editors. See Help:How to verify data#Making changes to verified pubs. But if you have a copy of an unverified publication, verifying it can be quite helpful. See Help:How to verify data for detailed information.

I hope you enjoy editing here! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will insert your name and the date. If you need help, check out the community portal, or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! Hauck 09:41, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

Outposts of Beyond, April 2016

Hello, I've approved your first submission for this issue. I've rejected the others as the seemed to me less complete (note that it's counterproductive to resubmit before the first submission has been approved). I've made some extensive changes based on what I found here: 1) regularized title format and put some info in the notes, 2) put this title in its magazine series Outposts of Beyond, 3) changed editor from Sylvan Bree Baker (?) to Tyree Campbell as per cover, 4) set format to "digest", 5) uploaded a cover scan, 6) regularized first poem's capitalization and 7) merged some titles already present in the database (Choosing Days to Die and Jewel's Price). The result is here, please verify that everything is correct. Hauck 10:16, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

Trysts of Fate

Hello, I've approved your submission and made some changes (added scan, format, modified title, price, merged stories), the result is here. Hauck 08:10, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

The Scream

Hello, I've approved your submission and made some changes (added scan, corrected publisher, modified title, merged stories), the result is here. Hauck 08:09, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

FROSTFIRE WORLDS Vol. IV, No. 3 February 2017

Hello, I've approved your submission but had to make some changes to conform to our standard and to the reality:

  • Avoid titles in FULL CAPS.
  • I've standardized the title to "Frostfire Worlds, February 2017"
  • I've put the magazine in its correct publication series Frostfire Worlds.
  • Changed editor to Sylvan Bree Baker as per this page.
  • I'm quite sure that the name of the cover artist is NOT "'Blooming Skulls' by Vonnie Winslow Crist" but more likely "Vonnie Winslow Crist", so I've changed it.
  • I'm also quite sure that there is more than the 20 pages that you gave (you've got a poem on page 113), I've set the number of page to 120 supposing a typo.

The result is here. Please take some time to improve your submissions with the comments provided above and the advice given for your previous submissions. Our volunteer team of moderators is not here to "redo" all submissions.Hauck 08:12, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Not One Of Us #57 April 2017

Hello, I've approved your submission but had, as usual, to correct some points:

  • I've standardized the title to "Not One of Us, #57, April 2017".
  • I've put the magazine in its correct publication series and merged the issue with the yearly title.
  • Set Format to "octavo" as per other issues
  • Changed "Robert N, Stephenson" to "Robert N. Stephenson" (otherwise it would have created a new author).

The result is here. Again, please take some time to study the remarks made to you above. Hauck 07:42, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Illumen Spring 2017 Vol. XIII, No. 36

Hello, once again I've approved your submission but had to make some changes to correct it:

  • PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT TWICE the same (partial) set of data, this will only cause problem. If you spot a mistake (e.g. a "K, S. Hardy" to be changed to "K. S. Hardy", wait for the approval and then update the publication. I've deleted your second submission.
  • I've transferred the ISSN in the note field (the ISBN field is just for that, ISBN).
  • I've disambiguated the From the Editor essay.
  • I've changed "K, S. Hardy" into "K. S. Hardy".
  • I've put the magazine in its correct publication series (again!).
  • Merged one title (Lost Sheep) that was already in the db.
  • Somewhat regularized title.

The result is here. As I said above, it would be nice (correct/polite/respectful/kind) to acknowledge all the remarks made and try to improve your submissions. Hauck 07:59, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

FROSTFIRE WORLDS Vol. IV, No. 4 May, 2017

One last time I've approved your submission but had to make the same set of changes. The next submission that will not take into accounts my remarks will be immediatly rejected.

  • Avoid titles in FULL CAPS.
  • I've standardized the title to "Frostfire Worlds, February 2017"
  • I've put the magazine in its correct publication series Frostfire Worlds.
  • Changed editor to Sylvan Bree Baker as per this page.

Hauck 05:58, 26 May 2017 (UTC)


[moved from the Community Portal]

Dear Mr. Hauck: As a new and still learning user I have just discovered your refusal to post my edits based on the fact I never "responded" to you in the past. Why had I not "responded" 1. I did not know until this very moment that I needed to and/or how to do so (even now I do not know if I am doing it right) and 2. being a underage girl I am not at liberty to "respond" to just anyone (and will probably get in trouble for this exchange as my parents do monitor my posts). So, where does that leave us? In exploring the ISFDB page to figure out how to contact you I see there is a history of your "banning" people posts and in my young opinion this seems unfair, not everyone is an internet expert as you assume they are, some of us are just learning as we go along, you yourself must have started the same way. I will repeat: as of this moment 6/15/17 not only did I not know how to contact you and therefore "respond", I also did not know you had any complaints. Is deleting my post outright from the onset based on your assessment of my editing ability on your part thereby denying the ISFDB site the new information I am contributing although flawed (only in technique and not fact) ethically correct and fair to the readers of said site. ISFDB is intended I thought to provide up to date information about the authors listed, but cannot so be if you ban contributors because they make mistakes, sometimes as small as hitting the comma key instead of the period key. I am eager to hear your comments or the comments of others who are facing the same issue with Mr, Hauck. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Elizabeth Hardy (talkcontribs) .

Hello, as the internet newbie and underage girl that you're pretending to be, you were awfully fast in unearthing my super bad manners and the fact that I'm a kind of ayatollah of the ISFDB. You were amply warned and this page clearly shows that I've tried to give tou all the help possible. As for the rest, launch any crusade that you deem right, with (this morning's figures) 145850 moderations of contributor's edits to my credit, you'll easily understand that I'm an easy target. Hauck 06:37, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Of Unicorns and Space Stations Vol 4. No. 3

Hello supposed underage girl, as it seems that your parents let you again access to the ISFDB, I've approved your submission as it was of a better quality than before. I was still forced to make the following modifications to conform to our standards:

  • Somewhat regularized the title to Of Unicorns and Space Stations, Vol 4. No. 3 (note comma). Perhaps is there a season given in the title as per this publication.
  • I've put the magazine in its correct publication series "Of Unicorns and Space Stations"
  • I've varianted Strickland's cover to its canonical name.
  • As you declare to have a copy, you should be able to determine its format/binding, please do so as this magazine seems quite elusive.

The result is here, you can now eventually add a cover scan and any relevant data. Hauck 03:47, 22 September 2017 (EDT)


If you have in fact are able to verify these issues, please state the binding here, or else I'll have to reject your submissions (I've put them on hold). Thanks for your upcoming cooperation. Stonecreek 01:09, 2 October 2017 (EDT)

Please do respond just here on your talk page. We already have one issue that is characterized as octavo. Do you think this could fit? Stonecreek 01:46, 3 October 2017 (EDT)
To write here, you just have to log in ro the wiki part (right top of this page). Stonecreek 00:19, 4 October 2017 (EDT)

ILLUMEN Winter 2018 Vol. XIV, No. 2

Hi, I approved you submission for this magazine issue, but had to change the title from "ILLUMEN Winter 2018 Vol. XIV, No. 2" to "Illumen, Winter 2018". Ther result is here. This is our standard way of entering magazine titles which is for example used to create the magazine's issue grid. You can easily find out the correct format of the magazine's title by checking how previous magazine issues have been entered or by reading the help about magazine titles. Thanks. Jens Hitspacebar 08:25, 25 January 2018 (EST)

Denny Marshall vs Denny E. Marshall vs Denny E. Narshall

Hi, your verified copy of Scifaikuest, February 2018 has a cover by Denny Marshall, which is a pseudonym for Denny E. Marshall, who has three poems in this issue. There is however also a poem by Denny E. Narshall. Could that be a typo?--Dirk P Broer 08:23, 18 March 2018 (EDT)

Considering the frequency of the name 'Narshall' (and your not-answering), I consider it a typo. --Dirk P Broer 11:47, 22 August 2018 (EDT)

Silicon Dragon

I have your addition of Silicon Dragon on hold. Based on the info provided, this sounds like a comic book and, if so, would be outside the scope of this database. I have been unable to find any information on line about it. Is it a comic or a prose work? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:35, 16 June 2018 (EDT)

It is a graphic novel, so yes some might call it "a comic book" but with 190 pages seems to be a big comic book. Book is so new I have my father's proof copy. so not yet offered online. My father wrote this as a screenplay in the 90's and it has finally surfaced in this form. He describes it as " a Roger Moore era James Bond movie as if Quentin Tarrantino directed it" I would tag it as "near future" if you decide to list it. If not, I understand but can not many graphic novels be considered fantasy or horror, such as "Walking Dead" which originally began as a graphic novel? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Elizabeth Hardy (talkcontribs) .
Comics & graphic novels are outside the scope of this site (there are other sites that focus on them). We make a limited exception for high profile authors (like Neil Gaiman), but that exception is even more narrowly drawn then our non-genre exception. I've had to unfortunately decline the submission. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:46, 17 June 2018 (EDT)

Scifaikuest editorials

I saw that a few of the issues of Scifaikuest which you verified didn't have the editorial assigned to the series "Editorial (Scifaikuest)" (or didn't have "My Favorite Poem" in its series), so I fixed that. --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 20:46, 23 June 2018 (EDT)

The Day the Electricals Ended

Hi, I have your addition for this collection on hold, as there is neither a valid ISBN (EAN) nor a format stated. Please do expalin on these points! Thanks, Stonecreek 04:20, 16 March 2019 (EDT)

Hi, I have transferred the following comment from the Moderator noticeborad to here, where it belongs:
Response to STONECREEK about The Day the Electricals Ended: the ISBN is the number listed om the book back cover' You could find more answers probably through the publishers site ALBAN LAKES PUBLISHING and their on line bookstore INFINITE REALMS BOOKSTORE which lists the above book in their "shop now" link
I had taken a look into this site: unfortunately, they don't seem to list either format nor a valid ISBN (which would have to start with 978-). As you submitted a primary verification, it would be the easiest way if you looked up these details and state them here. (And don't forget to sign your posts with four tildes: '~'). Thanks, Stonecreek 08:08, 17 March 2019 (EDT)
In case you did not get my response of a couple days ago, I think I would call the book a digest as it is the size of the other books by my father that Alban Lake has done, all so far in paperback. The number I gave as ISBN is so listed as such on back cover of book above the bar code but not on the title page where there is no ISB number listed. Liz HardyElizabeth Hardy 21:32, 19 March 2019 (EDT)
Yes, that's what we call the ISBN these days: please just cite it here. Thanks, Stonecreek 03:32, 20 March 2019 (EDT)

As I thought I had sent before originally, above the bar code it reads ISBN 2370000654793Elizabeth Hardy 18:25, 20 March 2019 (EDT)

As I thought I had stated before: the ISBN would have to start with '978-'. Maybe the bar code does; so please state that. Thanks, Stonecreek 03:31, 21 March 2019 (EDT)
It's not unknown for Alban Lake to publish books without an ISBN. Based on her multiple responses, it seems unlikely there is another number printed. Your last post is a bit ambiguous, but I don't think there is much point in asking for the output of a bar code reader if that is what you meant (not everyone has one). The best approach would seem to be to accept the edit and move the number from the ISBN field to the notes field with an applicable comment. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:28, 21 March 2019 (EDT)
Okay, thanks, will do that! Stonecreek 05:40, 22 March 2019 (EDT)

Redundancy of entered data

Hi, could you please enter only names in name fields, and only titles in tiltle fields please? The software takes care of the rest (edited by, review of ... by ).--Dirk P Broer 06:16, 13 July 2019 (EDT)

Illumen, Autumn 2021

Greetings, take a look at the editor in your verified publication Illumen, Autumn 2021, should it be 'Tyree Campbell' rather than 'Tyree Campbell, editor'? John Scifibones 12:50, 19 November 2021 (EST)

Potter's Field 7

Hello. I have accepted your submission, but had to make the following corrections.

  • There are two other Potter's Field pub records in the database [1] [2]. Both are listed as ANTHOLOGY, and not MAGAZINE. Does the work you have PV'd has an ISSN number? Or only an ISBN? If it's the latter, it should be classified as an ANTHOLOGY (see also this publisher's webpage).
  • Its format should be 'tp', not 'digest' - can you provide the exact dimensions, and binding?
  • Cover artist should only contain the name of the artist, nothing else
  • Title should be standardized (no all-caps)

Regards, MagicUnk 11:05, 31 January 2022 (EST)

Duplicate Record - Potter's Field 7

Coincidentally, both you and Morganmike added and verified the same publication on the same day.

The publication links are Potter's Field 7: Tales from Unmarked Graves and Potters Field 7

  • Would you mind changing your verification to the other publication?
  1. Click the link to see your verified publication.
  2. Select Verify This Pub make sure the radio button indicates No verification then click Verify.
  3. Click the other publication link and add your verification.
  • Please let me know when have successfully transferred your verification, I'm monitoring your talk page. Thanks, John Scifibones 10:39, 6 February 2022 (EST)
  • Also check the title page, is it "Potter's Field" or "Potters Field"? John Scifibones 09:27, 7 February 2022 (EST)
Potter's Field - check the back cover on Amazon :) MagicUnk 14:25, 8 February 2022 (EST)

Illumen, Winter 2022

Hi Elizabeth, I've accepted your edit to add Illumen, Winter 2022 to the database. I've made a few minor corrections for you (eg. "Terri Leigh Relf" on Page 11 becoming "Terrie Leigh Relf" and "MarieVibbert" becoming "Marie Vibbert") but I have a few questions which may end up needing a few corrections:

  • Can you check the cover art credit for "Christine Sng"... We have a poet Christina Sng in the database who also has several cover art credits.
  • Page 14, should the date for this entry be 2022-01-01 and not 2021-01-01, as with all other Contents?
  • Page 22, "On the Mzny Truths of Poetry": should this be "On the Many Truths of Poetry"?
  • Page 25, "Rhe Deathbird": should this be "The Deathbird"?
  • Page 26, "Fransmission": should this be "Transmission"?
  • Page 49, "Drown Skin Girl": should this be "Brown Skin Girl"?

If you do need to correct anything, just hit "Edit This Pub" then Submit and it will be approved in the normal way. Thanks. PeteYoung 08:32, 27 February 2022 (EST)

There is still 1,, with an alternate name; how is it inside? --Username (talk) 11:40, 21 February 2023 (EST)

Illumen, Winter 2022

Thanks for entering this issue. I added the missing series to the title record, cover image & moved the volume number to the notes. John Scifibones 14:26, 25 April 2022 (EDT)

There are several misspelled titles that need fixing in the contents where letters were pressed next to the ones that should have been. --Username (talk) 11:20, 19 May 2023 (EDT)

The Hungur Games

I approved your submission for The Hungur Games despite some problems because you obviously put a lot of work into the entry. You have to fix the title; magazine titles in the ISFDB use the date, not the number. So change the title to "The Hungur Games, May 2022" or perhaps Spring 2022, whatever is correct, and add V1n1 to the notes. In addition I question a number of the vowels you used: Np. should be No.?; Hungur should be Hunger?; Publishong should be Publishing? Please fix the spelling as appropriate. Bob 11:20, 6 July 2022 (EDT)

Lovecraft's Tomb

I added a cover scan to Lovecraft's Tomb. MLB (talk) 05:17, 26 September 2022 (EDT)