“I have to actually start growing up. I always figured I’d have more time.”
James Dean and queer tenderness.
Overextended on purpose.
This is how you spell ambitious.
On Willa Cather and the desire to be seen.
Where is my mind?
Maybe it’s not so hopeless to be a romantic.
An animated supergirl showed me who I want to be.
Helping the elderly wasn’t exactly fun, but I’m glad I did it.
Other people’s accomplishments don’t have to dictate my own.
July's theme is SOULMATES.
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!