A dance with Princess Nokia, clashes with a stepparent, and random acts of kindness.
Separation and anxiety.
“I dream of ways to tell my classmates that Islamophobia is not OK.”
I moved out the summer before high school, and it’s a decision I still struggle with.
Parent drama, stepparent drama, and more finals.
Home is suffocating.
The end of an argument, and longing for human contact.
When my mom remarried, I gained the perfect sibling.
Welp! Everything’s coming unstuck.
I was caught between two people who couldn’t stand each other.
July’s theme is SOULMATES.
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!