Opting out of the school-stress Olympics.
Improv has offered a lens through which I can experience the world.
Thoughts after the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Recent developments, gum ache, and how to not escape.
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.
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!