You could say fate brought us together. But it was actually our parents.
I shed my Cantonese foundation and have been searching for it ever since.
When you realize the Big Goal you’ve been working toward isn’t what you want.
“This is not the idyllic summer of my early high school dreams.”
His genuine celebration of all emotion inspires me to be kinder to myself.
The kind of attention we do and don’t want.
I exist, I rebel, I prosper.
Enrolling in college after dropping out, and unruly crushes.
Poetry written by Rookie readers.
How do I know my kind of adventure is the “right” kind?
September's theme is INFINITY.
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!