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.
Strategies for keeping confidences under lock and key—like telling ’em to a dog.
Things could be better.
October’s theme is CAST OF CHARACTERS. 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!