I feared that moments of blankness made me a bland person.
I’m not saying it’s unoriginal; it just comes as no surprise.
Busy doing absolutely nothing at all.
How to make a boring job a game.
It felt almost like we were going somewhere.
What to do with a burning crush, an itch for independence, or a friend with a worrisome Tumblr.
I spent most of my time in high school thinking I was “doing youth wrong.”
Go wild—you’ve earned it!
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!