Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. We curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories.

It’s a simple idea that has attracted millions of writers, readers, and artists to our platform. Families and friends, teachers and students, and amateurs and professionals have created more than 5 million stories—making Storybird one of the world’s largest storytelling communities.

Thinking of joining? Here’s how people use Storybird:


Ava is 13 and writes stories for her friends at school and on Storybird. She’s played 9 tag games, entered 11 competitions, and has 351 followers who love her funny, romantic stories. She’s currently working on an epic Australian love saga that spans 3 books.


Marla’s son is five and loves rhyming books while her 9-year old daughter reads adventure and family stories. They use Storybird’s free library and follow their favorite writers for instant updates.


Marie teaches English in her school in Sweden. She uses Storybird’s free class tools to manage students, issue assignments, and build a library of beautiful stories. Like many teachers, she’s noticed that the combination of art and word inspires her most reluctant writers and readers.


Adam is British indie author with three books and a growing audience for his spooky zombie series. He uses Storybird for shorter stories, to connect with his growing fan base, and to see what works with his readers.


Nidhi is a visual artist living in San Francisco. She sells her art on her website and is cultivating her own books and comics. Nidhi’s artwork is also on Storybird, where it fuels thousands of stories and earns her royalties that have grown year over year.


Millions of members use Storybird for millions of things. However they use it, they’ve discovered a beautiful, safe place with an excited and supportive community or readers, writers, and artists of all ages. Why not join them?


Plan Price Details
Storybird Free Anyone can join Storybird and use the service for free.
Storybird Writing Club $11.99/month Membership includes features, and tools that make your experience more personalized, social, and faster.


April 18, 2016

When I was in grade five I spent part of my school career in the United Kingdom. School was a little less formal there than it was in the USA and I was able to work on a writing piece I started earlier much of the time. This included skipping math, a big bonus for me! Once in awhile the teacher would take my writing and read over it to see how I was progressing. Mostly he just told me how terrible my handwriting was and did not give any ideas for how to better my…

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September 29, 2014

I wanted to test this site out, and was sucked in! I picked an image, and let my imagination take over. I only wrote two pages and made a cover, but I can tell that my students will not want to stop.

I can’t wait to introduce this to my class!

March 13, 2014

This is a great tool for students to create stories and share them with anyone they choose to share it with. It’s a great way to implement technology in my lessons because students learn to navigate through the computer and also learn to comment on other books. I would recommend it to every classroom teacher – it’s great to be able to publish books without going through all the expenses of printing it.

September 29, 2012

Story Bird couples gorgeous artwork and student writing to create short stories, poems, or cards. Students choose one of the captivating images, then creates a story based on the image. The completed story can then be printed or shared online with family and friends. The colors and visuals on this site are rich and vibrant, so the finished product always looks professional. The sample stories alone are enough to inspire creativity and discussion among students.