Welcome back!

Submissions are open once more, with a twist!

AI is starting to show real promise as a collaborative poetry writing tool. At Poetry WTF?! we like to live on the edge, and are currently requesting submissions in the algorithmic category.

We would like to recommend using one (or several) of the following AI tools for writing assistance:

1. HuggingFace’s GPT-2 app
2. Fabrice Bellard’s TextSynth
3. Adam King’s InferKit (there’s a limited free tier)
4. And if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, an interactive Colab poetry notebook (requires a Google account)

To get a better feel for what these tools do, please read the blog post discussing the evolution of Natural Language Processing in creative writing. We are looking for poems that contain language generated by these tools (or other algorithmic processes), and further assisted and edited by human ingenuity, composition and creativity. In other words, the generated output can be further remixed, edited, and structured. Remember, it always pays to experiment!

Please submit your crafty and fun-infused poetry via the form below. Just before you do though, please take a minute to read through the following submission guidelines:

  1. We currently accept poetry in the Algorithmic Poetry.
  2. Please upload your work as a file via the upload button. We accept .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .gif, .jpg, or indeed any file format that displays your beautifully crafted poem the way you intended it.
  3. Please provide information about the process that resulted in the poem, for example which tools were used, how much was edited, etc.
  4. Please note that all work at Poetry WTF?! is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License. In essence it allows others to copy, distribute, display and remix the works as long as credit is given. By submitting your work, you agree to let the same license apply to it.
  5. Acceptance of the work for publication is under the sole discretion of Poetry WTF?!

Good luck!

PS: If you have an idea, but you’re not sure if it will work: don’t hesitate, get in touch.

Please submit your poem using the form below:

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Acceptable file types: doc,docx,pdf,txt,gif,jpg,jpeg,png.
Maximum file size: 10mb.