A goodbye from Marah.
Flip through pages of Lynda Barry’s new comics collection.
An accident leads to a trip to the hospital.
The dreams we keep in sealed boxes are both alive and dead until we peek inside.
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.
August’s theme is DESIRE. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
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!