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Create media-rich stories.

It's easy to include multimedia — just drag and drop blocks of image, video, sound, maps, embeds, and more.

Build a mobile-friendly website.

Completely control how stories appear on your homepage, and make articles discoverable with categories and tags.

Design every detail.

Play with themes, title designs, menu and navigation options, and templates to make stories readers want to share.

Media makes storytelling.

With Atavist, adding multimedia to projects is easy and intuitive. Tell the whole story with blocks of video, sound, slideshows, charts, and Instagram and Twitter embeds. It's as simple as drag and drop. Blocks work in projects as well as on website pages: animate the page with a Giphy, include a map block to show where your school is, or feature the latest episode of your class podcast with a SoundCloud embed.

Looks as good as it reads.

Because it's not just what you say — it's how you say it. Mix and match a variety of title designs and themes to find the perfect look for your project. We also provide the flexibility to beautifully arrange projects on your website, using our story blocks. You can collaborate on projects in a writing class, start a student magazine, share a syllabus, or create a portfolio of your work.

Share & showcase anywhere.

Stand out from the crowd with a project or portfolio that looks professionally designed and is easily shareable on the web and mobile. Atavist lets students collaborate, have a place to publish final projects online, and showcase the best your school has to offer. Reach your audience whether they’re reading in a browser, on their phones, or in an ebook.

Students know to use Atavist.

The ability to design and share your idea your way is essential. We give you the tools for students to do that and more – simply.

Amazing stories by amazing schools.

Join our growing community of tens of thousands of creators with tens of millions of readers. Among us are universities, high schools, educators, and people with stories or ideas worth shaping.

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It's free to sign up and explore. For more details, visit our Plans page.

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