Sharing my work online was exciting—and anxiety-inducing.
Birthdays and growing pains.
Dissociation, keeping the peace, and desperate for winter break.
Finals are turning my brain into a black hole.
Sometimes quitting is the best option.
Look at yourself and say, “I’m ready to slay this monster.”
October 2015: A cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ classic “Skeletons.”
“I feel like the future is mine.”
(1) We believe you, and (2) you can overcome it.
“Stand up for yourself,” and many more gems from the Best Coast singer and guitarist.
May's theme is HOMESTRETCH.
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!