Last year, I was the new kid. Now I have Sam.
But when I’ve found a friend, it’s forever.
How to make people feel included.
Advice on hooking up, internet friends, and masturbation.
An animated tale of missed connections.
I found something that made me feel less socially anxious: empathy.
How to find your people in a new city (or anywhere).
We’re not scary!
Is the first week of school fun for anyone?
September's theme is INFINITY.
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!