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.

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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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