When friends won’t accept who you’re becoming.
Where do they come from?
Poems by Rookie readers.
Depict how a character—or you—came to be.
Seeking what makes the mundane bearable.
Poems about summer dreams.
Celebrate best pal-dom with an homage to a friend.
Scoliosis surgery, college visits, and summer bliss.
Find poetry in the world around you.
Poetry written by Rookie readers.
July’s theme is SOULMATES.
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!