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The Atavist Magazine

By Atavist Inc.

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The Atavist Magazine produces one blockbuster nonfiction story a month, generally between 5,000 and 30,000 words. Atavist stories are cinematic tales built off of in-depth reporting and writing from the best journalists and essayists out there. In four years we’ve been nominated for eight National Magazine Awards (and won once) and an Emmy, among many other reporting, writing, and design accolades.

The Atavist Magazine brings you riveting true tales of adventures, love stories, and lives well lived. From a too-wild-to-believe yarn about a band of high school students turned drug smugglers, to the story of a whale that sings at a frequency inaudible to other members of its species, The Atavist Magazine offers original stories you won’t find anywhere else. It’s one of BuzzFeed’s “16 Super Useful Apps Every Commuter Needs,” and an experience that reviewers from Gizmodo to The New York Times have lauded as the future of storytelling.

To find out more about us and our authors, please visit us at We welcome feedback at

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* If you have an Atavist account that you have created here or on the Web at, you can access your library of purchased stories by tapping “log in” on the footer.

* Any queries, large and small, can be sent to


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Customer Reviews

Great magazine, frustrating app

The content is really really excellent. The app works but often demands to be online, updates content too frequently and returns to front page. Completely tolerable for a really great magazine.

The Atavist Magazine
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.3
  • Size: 9.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

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