What it means to forgive yourself.
New poetry by Rookie readers.
Poetry by Rookie readers.
Caught in a wave of self-doubt.
Romanticized and screen-mediated love.
Losing friends by being yourself.
When clichés feel true.
Paths through insecurity.
Free and in love and lucky and grateful.
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!