Where Stories Begin.

Atavist publishes original stories and books, and builds software that makes digital storytelling simple. The Atavist is our monthly publication of original nonfiction stories between magazine and book length.


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Atavist Books is a new publishing house for full-length and short literary fiction and nonfiction for both digital and print. Creatavist is the software that makes it all possible—for us, and for you.

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Create your amazing story

Creatavist is the tool we built to produce all of our stories. Now you can use it to create and publish your own digital story, book, or magazine.

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Partners using Creatavist to tell their stories

  • The Paris Review
  • Jostens
  • The Weather Channel
  • TED