AI Fiction and Poetry Anthology Call for Entries

New deadline midnight Sunday 24 April 2022. (Because the publication date has moved forward a bit.)

Publication: First Anthology of AI Co-created Fiction, Poetry and Art Texts.

Description: creative writing such as fiction, poetry, and other texts, co-created by people and AI. Also called hybrid or synthetic creativity. Can also enter texts and art used in short form AI generated videos.

FREE ENTRY

Entry Form click here.

Link for Story Live AI text generator/editor is below.

Aim of book

Showcase different approaches to AI hybrid co-created writing.

Begin your AI literary adventure by entering our competition, with a prize for best text. Royalties will be paid. The closing date for entries is midnight Sunday 24 April 2022, with notification of inclusion as soon as we’ve decided. (Deadline extended due to the fact I won’t be starting editing until next week, gives you a bit more time!)

This is very first book-sized AI Writing Anthology. It is intended to become a regular publication. Published by Leopard Print Publishing, LPP London, as the first in their new technology series.

Want to use AI generation? We have provided a free AI text generator (with Fabrice Bellard) and editor Story Live text generator.

AI = Artificial Intelligence, and includes for this book, use of online generators, NLP, custom machine learning, etc. (see below).

We are looking for creative writing, not essays on the topic, although your thoughts can be included in a Comments section.

Do you use AI to generate ideas? Ideas could be plot changes, new characters, new emotions, interjected material, supporting material, parallel stories.
Or is prompt programming in the newest systems now so powerful that this is enough human influence? But then who would read the output story? (Other bots?)
Old school experimental techniques like OuLiPo, Dada, exquisite corpse, automatic writing, cut-ups, etc, should be avoided unless used with AI techniques.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) can be used, such as sentiment analysis, statistical writing, structural writing (skeletons, grids, pyramids etc.) where it is not just decoration.
Style transfer is allowed, but this is not what we are looking for.
Format can be linear, non-linear, art text design, etc.
Drawings can also be included or colour art, but this is subject to approval and editing. Please use our Contact form to explain, as the text form will not include images.
Notes can be added. The entry form has a Comments panel, please describe your process, if you feel this is appropriate, and any thoughts on this. We will confirm before publication that you want them made public. Comments on texts will be in the addendum, rather than presented with the text.

Texts will not be altered, as AI co-created text can be unusual. However some minor editing might be required by agreement.

Free Online Generator

Story Software has the Story Live text generator, which uses open source AI, written by Fabrice Bellard, and used with permission in the generator/editor site Geoff Davis used for his research at UAL CCI London. This uses GPT-J and a couple of others. Other generators are available, please search to find them.

Format
Online entry via form with fields for comments, scale of co-creativity, short biography, etc. Book published as paper book and ebook.

The Editors:
Geoff Davis, editor. Academic background: Sheffield Psalter Lane Arts College (2D and 3D); London Institute; Middlesex University Cat Hill (ZUI); currently Creative Computing Institute, University of the Arts London (AI and Text research). PEN-published fiction author, occasional writer. Founded and programmed Micro Arts Group which distributed an early story generator (MA4 Story Generator 1985). Creator of Story Live AI text generator/editor (with Fabrice Bellard) and several popular zooming creativity support applications.

Ivy Ngeow, literary consultant. International award-winning Author. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Middlesex University; Kingston University UK.

Leopard Print Publishing, London, UK.

See Terms and Conditions.

Maximum length per text is around 2000-3000 words. Shorter is good, but this is entirely up to you. If you have a longer co-created work, please edit an excerpt. Minimum is a page,  so about 100-200 words. Until the work arrives it is hard to say what the typical piece will be.

Please do not enter too many texts, or one big text made up of lots of separate things, even though it might be tempting. Only 3 maximum from each author will be reviewed.