It’s a soothing scene.
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.
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!