Anxiety can lead to creativity instead of a dead end.
In defense of logorrhea (aka word vomit).
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.
January’s theme is POSSIBILITY. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
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!