I tried to bypass sloppy firsts and skip straight to emotional maturity.
This week, there have been at least two police-related killings of black men in the U.S.
Enrolling in college after dropping out, and unruly crushes.
I’ve quit ignoring racism in my relationships.
A short story about saying no to the Prom Industrial Complex.
The challenge was to avoid feelings I was too afraid to face.
I wanted to be someone’s first choice.
When the person you’re with has a “big personality,” where does that leave you?
“My songs of captivity are always the prettiest.”
I’m a dating rookie, but a veteran witness of others’ relationships.
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!