The AtavistÂ is a hybrid magazine and book publisher that produces one nonfiction story a monthâyou can think of it as one story per monthly issueâbetween 5,000 and 30,000 words (some folks on the Web call these âlongform stories,” while some in the book world call them âe-singles,â or âe-shorts.â). You can buy our stories individually or subscribe to get them all.
Creatavist is the software platform we built to produce all the stories and books on Atavist. If you like what you see what you read here, you can do it yourself: Itâs open to everyone! Itâs free to try. You can create your own stories, ebooks, digital magazines, and even your own mobile publishing app on it. Check it all out here.
If you are already a Creatavist user and need help, head to our help portal.
Typically, yes. Just log in here. In your Library view, you’ll see all the stories you have access to. If you hover over Read, you’ll see your download options. To read in a Kindle, just download the Kindle file and load it onto your device. (Amazon has instructions for how to do that here.)
Yes. Just make sure you’re signed in to your user account in the app. If you don’t have one, sign up; itâs free. This will associate the titles you bought in the app with your reader account. Now you can read them anywhere: in the app, on the Web by logging in here, or as e-book files (downloadable from your Library).
No. Unfortunately, if you buy from Amazon we are unable to give you access to other versions of the story.
You can listen to Atavist audiobooks in our mobile apps. Open up the book or story inside an app, and click the “Audio Book” icon on the top right of any chapter. (If you purchased the title on our Web site, be sure to log in to the app so that you have access to it.)
I have a new device, or I updated my app, and now I canât get access to my purchases. Can you help?
To get back to titles youâve already purchased in an Atavist mobile app, on any device, make sure you’re signed in to your current deviceâs settings with the same App Store account you used to make your purchases. Then open the Atavist app, and from the Store screen use Settings > Restore Purchases.
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Absolutely. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and weâll add you to our distribution list for advanced copies or set up with a press account to read them online.Â
The Atavist, our monthly publication of nonfiction,Â accepts pitches for longform, character-driven, narrative nonfiction stories between 5,000 and 30,000 words. These can be directed to the desk of our executive editor, Katia Bachko, at email@example.com. Please take the time to look at the kinds of stories weâve done in the pastâall narrative nonfictionâand please do not send full manuscript, story pitches only.
Atavist /Ät’É-vÄzt/ n.
1. a biological term referring to traits that disappear in a species or lineage over generations but then suddenly reappear.
2. a throwback.
I arrived at the end of this list and my question remains unanswered! What now?
We’re happy to help; email us atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.