5 Indie Publications for Creative Teens

By September 6, 2017Editorial

Indie Publications

As avid fans of Rookie Magazine (and our issuu Generators Summit speaker, Lauren Redding), we’ve been on the hunt for the most creative issuu publications made by teens for teens. Ranging from art curations to homemade zines, we’ve picked out five indie publications perfect for every Rookie Yearbook fan. Take a look at our favorite issuu publications that are bound to get your creative juices flowing!

Kaleo Journal

Kaleo Journal Issue 007

Issue Seven is here! In celebration of our first year birthday, we poured as much energy as we could into this one totalling to 130 pages and the most contributors we’ve ever had. Themed around energy, experiences and empowerment, we also delved into education, exploration and experiences.

Brought together by a team of young, passionate creatives, Kaleo Journal is a collaborative publication for creative youths looking to make an impact on the world. Kaleo highlights a wide range of social issues while combining creativity with activism, and we’ve been loving their inspiring perspective on art, equality, and identity! The latest issue of Kaleo Journal focuses around energy, experiences and empowerment and is available to read here on issuu.


FORGE. Art Magazine

FORGE. Issue 16: Perspective

FORGE. is a quarterly submission based art magazine, with the sole purpose of showcasing the work of different artists on the internet and around the world. Issue 16: Perspective includes submissions by Ariel Davis, Molly Dyson, Jack Herzog, Hayley Dawn Muir, Kelsey Wroten, Sarah Lasater, Laura Endy, Marie-Anne Mohanna, Francesca Killian, and Basia Kurlender.

Highlighting the work of independent artists, FORGE. Art Magazine is a quarterly submission based art magazine that features work from creatives in the fields of art, photography and music. With over 200 pages full of inspiring art, interviews and even local event/concert reviews, FORGE. is your guide to the coolest creatives around the globe.


Local Wolves


On the cover, Conan Gray // Featuring: Lauv, Isabella Mente, Madison Iseman, Samantha Pleet and loads more.

Local Wolves is a publication delving into the most creative minds from the world of arts, entertainment and culture, highlighting the diverse talent in everyday people. Often featuring new and noteworthy faces in creative industries, Local Wolves’ stunning editorials and thoughtful features makes this magazine the perfect source of inspiration!

Flash Thrive

flash thrive: the drive home

ISSUE 02: THE DRIVE HOME is a zine about place, and the places we leave behind in order to get to where we need to go. FLASH THRIVE is a zine by and for local creatives.

Hand-drawn and homemade, Flash Thrive is a zine made by and for local creatives aiming to showcase self-expression through creative means. Their latest release, The Drive Home, explores a journey of adolescence and the places we leave behind–and this issue will surely leave you nostalgic for your teenage years.


TEO Magazine


Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers.

TEO Magazine is the perfect read for a dreamy escape into the world of fashion, culture and creativity. Home to many young and (seriously talented) creatives, TEO is the product of modern youths and creators that hope to use their platform as a stunning source of inspiration for creatives everywhere. We’ve been loving their most recent release, Issue 17 – Alone!

Can’t get enough of these ??? publications? Hear from @rookiemag publisher, Lauren Redding at Generators Summit this Fall! Early Bird tickets are still available here: http://bit.ly/2gJYeVO

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