I am currently writing a story to be submitted to a magazine. I've never submitted to a magazine before, but my sister told me about this one and I thought I'd give it a try.
The magazine is Good Old Days .
Good Old Days is a bimonthly publication which tells the real stories of the people who lived and grew up in "the good old days" (about 1935 - 1965) Their preferred word length is 500 - 1500 words. And, since they consider the 1960s the good old days, I can write about my childhood memories.
Their sight is very informative. It gives submission guidelines and stories from previous magazines.
Payment generally ranges from $20 to $100.
When first starting out, getting published can mean more than the money earned. Being published gives you experience and looks good in your inquiry or cover letters to editors.
So if you are old enough to remember the "good old days" and have a memory waiting to be told, give it a try and submit.