To avoid: crashing and burning.
Materialism, belonging, and kisses that count.
For when you don’t want everyone in the hallways to know what you’ve been up to.
I tried to bypass sloppy firsts and skip straight to emotional maturity.
Poems by Rookie readers.
Bored of the routineness of the routine.
Wisdom galore, including a demonstration of how to kiss.
She surprised me when she said, “I like you.”
I keep you in mind when I think about my future.
This is going to be the party of the month.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!