Aware of the need for self-awareness.
An essay on writing and identity. Plus: Exploring introversion & life on Mars.
Whiteness and I are in a critical-distance relationship.
The First Family’s historic visit. Plus: The Syrian refugee crisis, cultural appropriation, creative writing, and more.
Plus: #1000BlackGirlBooks, Beyoncé and Coldplay, Gilmore Girls, and a really cute video.
A new feature in which we share our favorite things from the internet!
Plus, the new Star Wars trailer, Wimpy Kid finds a home, and dancing to Chance the Rapper’s short film.
Plus new Gareth Pugh, the return of MAKERS, and a scuba spider.
December's theme is TIME TRAVEL. 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!