I’m never not seen as an adult.
Opting out of the school-stress Olympics.
Just being in a good friend’s presence can help clear foggy dreariness.
There are rituals that help make us family.
At the end of innocence.
“I can do it. I can move forward.”
A dance with Princess Nokia, clashes with a stepparent, and random acts of kindness.
Against compulsory happiness.
My relationship with my mom changed a lot when I left home.
Responsibility hurtled toward me like a high-speed train.
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!