Tavi Gevinson Calls Upon Her Friends for ‘Rookie on Love’ Anthology

I already pre-ordered my copy — have you?

Tavi Gevinson Rookie on LoveRazorbill

Tavi Gevinson is someone I have always admired.

As an actress, creative artist, and editor-in-chief of Rookie Mag, an online publication, and digital haven for teenage girls everywhere — albeit its appeal has permeated the adult demo, too — Gevinson has become quite the charming cosmopolitan.

The 21-year-old Chicagoan is perhaps one of the brightest entrepreneurs to have created an enterprise out of her own personal pastimes: a fixation for fashion.

In many ways, Rookie is one of the leading inspirations behind my creating Paperback Paris. Just as Gevinson, I aim to provide my writers a creative safe space that allows them to grow as writers by leading fresh conversations about the books they love.

So you can imagine how elated I was to learn that Gevinson would edit a forthcoming Rookie anthology under Razorbill titled, Rookie on Love, a 288-page contributor-driven collection of stories “about the heart’s most powerful emotion.”

Tavi Gevinson Rookie on Love
Animation Courtesy of Paperback Paris / Image snippings provided by Ryan Lowry and Razorbill

The anthology, which releases today (January 2), will feature offerings by 45 talented writers, including well-liked authors Jenny Zhang (author of Sour Heart), Emma Straub (author of Modern Lovers), John Green (author of Turtles All the Way Down), Margo Jefferson (author of Negroland: A Memoir) and Rainbow Rowell (author of Carry On). In addition, actress Gabourey Sidibe, R&B pop singer Alessia Cara, and a new choice musician of mine lately, Japanese-American rocker Mitski, are also on board to share their love stories.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for this collection for a while. I’ve already ordered mine, and it is expected to arrive Thursday — just in time for weekend reading!

Rookie on Love is available to order today! (You can do so here.)

What do you think about Rookie on Love?

Will you be purchasing a copy for yourself? Let me know in the comments!

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