Giving a real apology.
Unsent texts, unlearned lessons, and final exams.
Tips for listening to your artistic voice.
I tried to bypass sloppy firsts and skip straight to emotional maturity.
Embracing my mistakes.
Limited resources needn’t stop you making art.
Start by saying these magic words: “It’s no big deal.”
Rookie is no longer publishing new content, but we hope you'll continue to enjoy the archives, or books, and the community you've helped to create. Thank you for seven very special years! ✴
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!