Submitting short stories to magazines takes a lot of time and effort. I’ve found a resource that’s helped. It’s the (Submission) Grinder website, a listing of magazines, e-zines, anthologies and contests you can send your fiction to.
I like it because the magazines are searchable by length, payment, genre, whether they accept reprints, and even style of writing. It also has a good layout for each magazine's main page, clearly showing the most important information and giving fairly reliable links to their website and specific guidelines.
You can also sign up for an account and track your submissions, helping keep you organized and giving valuable information back to the community about rejection rates and response times.
They plan to add non-fiction and poetry listings in the future (though some of the magazines here accept non-fiction and poetry too, so it can be useful if you have a portfolio of various genres).
Head on over to the Submission Grinder and submit some of your work!
Melinda Brasher currently teaches English as a second language in the beautiful Czech Republic. She loves the sound of glaciers calving and the smell of old books. Her travel articles and short fiction appear in Go Nomad, International Living, Electric Spec, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and others. For an e-book collection of some of her favorite pieces, check out Leaving Home. Visit her online at http://www.melindabrasher.com.