I tried to bypass sloppy firsts and skip straight to emotional maturity.
“I might be a nobody to everyone else, but I know that I’m just me.”
Even in a group, I’m afraid of missing out.
Victories—team-assisted and solo.
You can find your way through the crowd.
“My songs of captivity are always the prettiest.”
Into the unknown.
I’m a dating rookie, but a veteran witness of others’ relationships.
Speaking to our past, present, and future selves.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!