Anaheed Alani edits stories for Rookie from a dark hole in NYC.
Plus a new Princess Diaries book, thoughts on #bringbackourgirls, amazing poetry, and more.
Big songs to sing very loudly with all your friends.
Come sail away.
The New Yorker’s TV critic tells us how to get her job—or not.
Books about discovery and loss.
Our favorite recipe collections and other odes to food.
Plus Kurt Cobain’s feminism, the oral history of Reality Bites, and more.
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!