UPSTATE: The Podcast | Chapter Two - The Babysitter
The Babysitter was published as part of the short story collection Repetition Patterns, which was released by CCLaP in 2008. The collection represents Part One of the linked short story collection UPSTATE re-released in 2020 by Tortoise Books (and originally released under the title The New York Stories by CCLaP in 2015).
Cyn Vargas is the author of the short story collection On the Way, which made Newcity Lit’s Top 5 Fiction Books by Chicago Authors, Chicago Book Review’s Favorite Books of 2015, Bustle’s 11 Short Story Collections Your Book Club Will Love, and Chicago Writers Association 2015 Book of the Year, Honorable Mention. Her prose and essays have been published in the Chicago Reader, Word Riot, Split Lip Magazine, Hypertext Magazine, Midnight Breakfast, Bird’s Thumb, among others. She received a Top 25 Finalist and Honorable Mention in two of Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers Contests, is the recipient of the Guild Literary Complex Prose Award in Fiction, is a Core Faculty Member in Short Fiction and voted 2022 Instructor of the Year at StoryStudio Chicago, Curatorial Board Member for the Ragdale Foundation, on the Board of Directors for Hypertext Studio, and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. Recently, her story, Myrna's Dad, was selected by Symphony Space Selected Shorts to be performed on stage.