When friends won’t accept who you’re becoming.
When you realize the Big Goal you’ve been working toward isn’t what you want.
Ambition versus friendship?
“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.
August’s theme is FILL IN THE BLANK.
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!