When friends won’t accept who you’re becoming.
I couldn’t picture life without her—she’d been there from the start.
I want to have fun and feel like a young flower forever.
Poetry written by Rookie readers.
You can figure out what you want and make it happen.
Graduating, and feeling all the way grown up.
An interview with the 13-year-old cofounder of Electrick Girls, a movement for radical girls of color.
What if things never get better than they are NOW?
Separation and anxiety.
There is so much more to become.
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!