The dreams we keep in sealed boxes are both alive and dead until we peek inside.
Graduating, and feeling all the way grown up.
There is so much more to become.
“Wasn’t my 16th birthday like two days ago?”
Some birthdays loom, others don’t come fast enough.
“Don’t wage a war inside your head.”
What does being 17 years old mean?
On confession, forgiveness, and absolution—all the big ideas.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!