Facing grief after my father’s death from AIDS.
Reflecting on loss and identity.
Feeling hopeful about the end.
Poetry by Rookie readers, for Rookie readers.
Thinking about the years and decades ahead.
A bittersweet spring break.
Mourning a loved one.
Things to consider when your intuition says the worst is about to happen, and then it does.
Policing femininity, and headlines from the week.
September’s theme is ON THE VERGE. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
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!