“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.
Catching up with Ry B., Minna, Caitlin H., Dylan, and Naomi.
“Wasn’t my 16th birthday like two days ago?”
Homesick for Syria, avoiding codependency, and allying against Islamophobia.
Award ceremony disasters and birthday euphoria.
“I’m always too much.”
June’s theme is ADVENTURE.
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!