Friendship is a conundrum.
“Sometimes I look in the mirror and it takes me a moment to recognize the person looking back at me.”
“I dream of ways to tell my classmates that Islamophobia is not OK.”
Brain versus body.
A new sense of purpose.
“You are not alone, however much it seems that way.”
Letter to a guidance counselor, and close encounters with an actual manatee.
Under pressure via hair straighteners and overthinking.
Fresh starts and false ones.
Some things are best left behind.
May’s theme is HOMESTRETCH.
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!