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The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Fourth Annual Collection

Regarding this submission: Are these stories speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, or supernatural horror)? Please see our Project Scope for details on what we included. The only non-speculative fiction we would include would be by well known genre authors. So the anthology itself is included because of Gorman and Greenberg and the Wilhelm story would also be eligible on that basis even if not speculative fiction. But the other authors' stories would need to be speculative fiction to be listed. Please let me know and I will update the submission. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 08:15, 25 June 2022 (EDT)

Based on [1], [2], & [3], it looks like you are adding all the contents to this anthology series. Please let me know (by responding here) which stories are speculative and I will update the anthologies. Or you may cancel your existing edits and resubmit with just the eligible works. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 08:50, 25 June 2022 (EDT)

Thanks JLaTondre - you are correct, overall these stories are not speculative fiction (just straight mystery/crime) and the edit should not be published. Thank you for the information!I will resubmit with just the speculative fiction stories. ElectricStarboard 09:00, 25 June 2022 (EDT)

Submissions have been rejected. Sorry you had to do extra work. We appreciate your understanding. ISFDB has some conventions that need learning, but everything should be in the help links in the welcome message above. We hope you will continue to contribute. And please let us know if you have any questions (ISFDB:Help desk is a good resource for asking). -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:09, 25 June 2022 (EDT)
The copy of this anthology says on the copyright acknowledgments page that Wilhelm's story is from EQMM, September/October 2002; is there a reason why it was entered with a 1996 date? The stories are all from 2002; it's a best-of-the-year book. EDIT: I see that this editor entered correct 2002 date but moderator made a later title merge, so that might be the problem. --Username 10:35, 25 June 2022 (EDT)
Yes, it was merged to the existing record from Nebula Awards Showcase 2010. You are welcome to ask the verifiers of that pub about the date. It wouldn't be the first time a magazine re-printed a story and a Best Of anthology missed that. It could also be a database error. -- JLaTondre (talk) 10:49, 25 June 2022 (EDT)