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Cyn Vargas

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Cyn Vargas’ short story collection, On The Way, (Curbside Splendor, 2015) received positive reviews from Shelf Awareness, Library Journal, Heavy Feather Review, Necessary Fiction, among others. Book accolades include: 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 and elsewhere. She received a Top 25 Finalist and Honorable Mention in two of Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers Contests, is the rec ...more

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Cyn Vargas brings her readers a whole world of unforgettable women, old and young, tough and getting tougher. Her narrators must continually negotiate with the tragedy, cruelty, and sweetness of their ever-changing lives, against the twin landscapes of America and Central America. In these fresh Read more of this blog post »
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Ernest Hemingway
“Write hard and clear about what hurts.”
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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
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“My thoughts about human happiness, for some peculiar reason, had always been tinged with a certain sadness.”
Anton Chekhov, The Lady With the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904

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“Here I am with you & yet not for a single moment do I forget that there's an unfinished novel waiting for me.”
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