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Those Things We Say

Sara Marzana


Katie Knecht

Editor's Note

Greetings, Happy Summer, and welcome to the latest issue of Scribble.

This month's issue is short, but very sweet.

Two discover one another in an unexpected way in Sara Marzana's Those Things We Say.

And someone realizes an option that has been hiding in plain sight all along in Wyoming, by Katie Knecht.

Take note: Scribble is having a short fiction contest for writers who have never been published! The contest opens August 1st, closes October 15th, and the winner will be announced by November 1st. Not only does the winner receive a cash prize of $200, and publication in the November 2021 issue of Scribble, but the winner will aslo be nominated for the prestigious PEN/Dau Short Fiction Prize for Emerging Writers.

And, as a PEN/Dau nominee, you could be one of 12 PEN/Dau winners, granting you a $2,000 prize and publication by Catapult in their annual anthology, Best Debut Short Stories: The PEN America Dau Prize."

All short-listed titles from the Scribble Short Story Contest will be mentioned in our November 2021 edition. 

Check it out here. We can't wait for your submissions. Good luck!

Until Soon,


Jae Worthy Johnson




Sara Marzana grew up in Italy, lived in the US and the UK, where she received her M.A. in Literature from the University of Essex. She teaches English, writes and breaks free on the trapeze. Her stories have appeared in Storgy Magazine and In Parentheses. Her literary articles have appeared in the Durham Postgraduate English Journal and Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal. 

Katie Knecht is a native Kentuckian living in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College in 2016 and works as a copywriter at a fintech company based in Manhattan. Katie has been published in Wraparound South, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and Mutha Magazine, and was featured in Upper Hand Press' anthology, She Will Find Her Way. You can find more of her work on my website:

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