Incident 490: Clarkesworld Magazine Closed Down Submissions Due to Massive Increase in AI-Generated Stories

Description: Sci-fi magazine Clarkesworld temporarily stopped accepting submissions after receiving an overwhelming increase in LLM-generated submissions, citing issues around spam, plagiarism, detection tool unreliability, and authentication.


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Alleged: OpenAI developed an AI system deployed by Clarkesworld story submitters, which harmed Clarkesworld.

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Khoa Lam
A Concerning Trend · 2023

Since the early days of the pandemic, I’ve observed an increase in the number of spammy submissions to Clarkesworld. What I mean by that is that there’s an honest interest in being published, but not in having to do the actual work. Up unti…

Tweet: @clarkesworld · 2023

Submissions are currently closed. It shouldn't be hard to guess why.

It's no longer possible for me to keep up with the responses to this tweet and the others. Want to put a few things out there:

  1. We aren't closing the magazine. Closing sub…
Sci-fi becomes real as renowned magazine closes submissions due to AI writers · 2023

One side effect of unlimited content-creation machines—generative AI—is unlimited content. On Monday, the editor of the renowned sci-fi publication Clarkesworld Magazine announced that he had temporarily closed story submissions due to a ma…


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