I dreamed of a world outside the band room walls.
Taking up public space.
Finals, graduation party invites, and sleeplessness.
Mixed feelings about college applications, yesterday’s parties, and the whole entire internet.
When friends let you down, an ode to Kelis, and Halloween excitement.
There are question marks ahead.
Trying to discover where we fit, and tripping over ourselves in the process.
Lots of change, and it’s slightly disconcerting.
Also: what to do when younger siblings are looking at the X-rated internet.
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!