Responsibility hurtled toward me like a high-speed train.
April 2016: A cover of Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be.”
I was flat-out afraid to go to bed.
Fear can creep up on you.
What if things never get better than they are NOW?
Poetry by Rookie readers, for Rookie readers.
Adventuring and feeling fearless.
Set yourself free.
Sneaking and creeping.
When it says you’re incapable of doing scary things, don’t believe it.
June’s theme is ADVENTURE.
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!