I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
“Wasn’t my 16th birthday like two days ago?”
A collection of poetry by Rookie readers.
You can venture into the world even when your insides are freaking out.
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.”
December’s theme is TIME TRAVEL. 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!