My short story "The Beautiful Girl on the Flying Trapeze" was just accepted by FIVE SOUTH! I don't write many long stories, one or two a year at most, none published last year, and I wanted to place this at a good magazine. I got a few very soft rejections. ("Masterful," one editor called it.) I held back from sending it out further when FIVE SOUTH told me I'd made the finalist round. Really thrilled!
Since the story references Wim Wenders' film "Wings of Desire," I watched the version with the director's commentary while I was writing it, which I highly recommend.