Lilly Bralts-Kelly is a 15-year-old writer from the Midwest. In her free time she nutmegs people on the soccer field and reads books about physics for fun.
Learning a language, performing poetry, and maybe learning to dance.
What does being 17 years old mean?
Losing pixels. Finding faith.
Mixed feelings about college applications, yesterday’s parties, and the whole entire internet.
Report-card worries, a panic attack, and post-surgery recovery.
Braces, crutches, and surgery. Here’s to the full “teenage experience.”
Soaking in the world, and becoming ourselves all over again.
Pushing through pain.
A dose of excitement to balance out the stress.
Sometimes life is all sour and no sweet.
Hello! December’s theme is POTENTIAL.
Here’s what kinds of submissions we’re looking for, plus info on how to send us your work. ✴
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!