How do I stop treating my grief like a stranger?
A conversation about mourning traditions—inherited and invented.
A story about healing.
Losing family, sleep, friends, and ourselves.
Counting down the days.
My father died when I was 13. Five years later, I’m allowing myself to feel it.
Britney’s birthday, Fourth of July parties, and slow summer scenes.
An interview with a 16-year-old who created something beautiful after losing her dad.
I definitely (don’t) believe in sanpaku.
Ambitions, both realized and unmet.
August’s theme is FILL IN THE BLANK.
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!