I don’t have to be the best at everything—do I?
A comic about the time Kanye helped me crush it at a Scrabble tournament.
Other people’s accomplishments don’t have to dictate my own.
Who doesn’t love the triumph of good over evil, even if it IS super fake?
What is a champion, anyway?
I assumed that I was selected for the Teen Tournament because I’m black.
“Full focus” meant more to me than just being able to see.
I spent years of my life competing for awards I didn’t give a rip about.
May's theme is HOMESTRETCH.
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!