Switch schools! Pick a new career! People we admire tell us why it’s a good idea.
I didn’t want to go to college. I wanted to be my own boss.
Skipping school and schooling ourselves.
Living with scoliosis, being grounded, and fending off hurtful questions about skin tone.
Tips for snagging a position at a magazine, but also every other place.
Reviews of computer-y things that sharpen up our brains.
Starting over again. And again.
Someone believes in you as much as you do.
Keeping our eyes open wide.
Being “thick-skinned” doesn’t mean bottling things up.
December's theme is TIME TRAVEL. 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!