Today I received my first issue of The Storyteller Magazine, a thoroughly professional quarterly published in Maynard, Arkansas. I also received a check for my story, "Looking Over the Edge", which is in this issue.
Let me recommend this magazine. A subscription is only $20 for four issues. They publish fiction, non-fiction, essays, and poetry. Fiction pays at the rate of 1/4 cent per word. Editor Regina Williams explains that payment, however "small", enables writers to term themselves professional by virtue of having received payment. I particularly appreciate this courtesy.
Find submission guidelines by clicking on the link above and consider a subscription for yourself or as a gift for someone who likes to read.
Meanwhile, I'm off to enjoy my first issue. . .right after I look at my byline just one.more.time. (She says, smiling happily.)