Marah is an 18-year-old living in one of Syria’s besieged cities. For her own safety, she writes here under a pen name.
“Death Journey is what I call our passage from Syria to Switzerland.”
Joy by way of Istanbul and thank-you notes.
On a plane to Turkey. And welcoming our new diarist Fatma!
The last day in Syria, waiting for adulthood, and advocating for oneself in the meantime.
Certifying travel documents, spacing out, and troubling dreams.
Chaos, heartbreak, and a car accident.
A plan to leave Syria, and grieving at school.
Caught in a lie, and adventures in London.
Skipping school and schooling ourselves.
Time to explode.
February’s theme is ON DISPLAY.
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!