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?
The 19-year-old producer making beats for Rihanna, Drake, and other big stars.
Calling out the postracial fantasy.
Adapting to new beginnings.
How to work well with others.
In a phase of constant growth is a good place to be.
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!