“I feel like the future is mine.”
Report-card worries, a panic attack, and post-surgery recovery.
Terrifying Twin Peaks-infused visions and saving graces.
Lip balm obsessions, breaking up with someone, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The pros and perils of public speaking (IRL and online).
Facing off pressure from all sides.
Braces, crutches, and surgery. Here’s to the full “teenage experience.”
Meeting Zadie Smith, and trying the youth ministry after mass.
Breaking and growing, and growing some more.
Worried about becoming popular, and reflections on He Named Me Malala.
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!