Swimmer Simone Manuel makes history.
It’s a beautiful, lonely season.
Illustrations of imaginary summer clubs.
Photos of days that are even better remembered.
Letter to a guidance counselor, and close encounters with an actual manatee.
The illustrator talks about how unpleasant feelings can lead to creativity.
Reviews of people we met at camp.
Everyone’s looking for a place to escape the heat.
All the hottest suits for fat girls—and how you’re going to look great in them.
Recreational flotation devices for premium-style summer sea-hangs.
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!