The final countdown.
Sleeplessness due to prom and finals.
The end is near!
Victories—team-assisted and solo.
Reflexes, impulse piercings, and looking for validation online.
What does being 17 years old mean?
Soaking in the world, and becoming ourselves all over again.
FIN: Summer is well and truly over.
Lots of change, and it’s slightly disconcerting.
Epiphanies, illness, and impending exams.
October's theme is SPIRIT. 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!