“It’s hard to leave my daydreams.”
“Times are hard for dreamers.”
“You have to dust the haters off of you.”
Finding ways to pursue our dreams, and sibling love.
Judging others is really not cool.
Mom appreciation, and happy birthday to Fatma!
The end of harsh self-criticism, first ever prom, and kindness above all.
Gossip, competition, and searching for community.
“I was so excited to be a teenager.”
Liking people is confusing, Mitski, and Chewing Gum.
August’s theme is DESIRE. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!