An illustrated guide to making the most of trips with your pals.
Documenting a bond that’s worthy of the big screen.
A story about friendships that fade.
On being there for friends, even if you haven’t lived their experience.
Celebrating the intimacy of friendship.
Advice for making tough decisions about friendships.
Going to a college where I knew almost no one was a relief.
So much is still waiting for us.
Ways to support a pal when their BF pretends to be woke but is really a jerk.
I couldn’t picture life without her—she’d been there from the start.
October's theme is SPIRIT. 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!