Collages about the dialogue I have with myself.
Some time capsules aren’t meant to be recovered.
New short stories by Helen Oyeyemi. Plus: Cures for love, Rihanna, and more.
They’re all mine, and they’re all true.
Advice on what to do when a new boo won’t go public with a relationship.
Advice for talking to adults, therapists, and friends if you’d like to stop self-harming.
When I self-harmed, I did want people to notice—because I needed help.
Vignettes from the heart of the heat.
Loose lips sink friendships.
August's theme is WORK IN PROGRESS. 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!