Scenes, real and imagined, from a family cookout.
I didn’t know how much I’d have to learn from her.
There are rituals that help make us family.
“I can do it. I can move forward.”
Summer ennui and gun violence.
Victoria Legrand of Beach House answers your questions about life.
My relationship with my mom changed a lot when I left home.
On Beyoncé’s Lemonade, black girlhood, and forgiving my father.
I moved out the summer before high school, and it’s a decision I still struggle with.
The First Family’s historic visit. Plus: The Syrian refugee crisis, cultural appropriation, creative writing, and more.
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!