Irony? National Short Story Month Is The Only Month This Year So Far I Don’t Get A Short Story Accepted

So…is it irony if the only month so far this year that I haven’t gotten a short story accepted happens to be National Short Story Month? It feels that way. I might be reading into things too much, but it at least feels a little odd.

Either way, I did not get a short story accepted in May this year. That isn’t really a big deal, but I’ve gotten one acceptance a month in every other month this year.  In January The Zodiac Review accepted my story, “Context Driven.”  In February Interrobang?! Magazine accepted my story “Counter Spring” (currently appearing in Issue 6 which should be on their site any day now). In March The Lincoln Underground accepted my story “Burden of a Little Brother” (soon to be appearing in the summer issue). In April The Writing Disorder accepted my story “The War” for the Winter 2012 issue. Further, on June 1 JMWW just let me know that they have accepted my story “G-Men” for their Summer issue. But, no acceptance in May, National Short Story Month.

It isn’t like I’m exactly complaining. I mean, five acceptances already this year more than makes me happy. Still, it just seems funny that the one month so far this year I haven’t gotten a short story accepted was National Short Story Month.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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