I subscribe to both The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazines. I love both of them!
This month in The Writer, there is a great article about writing online… or more specifically, having your writing published online. Besides the face that the internet is pretty much ubiquitous these days, online publishing of short stories, creative non-fiction, articles, WHATEVER! can be easier than trying to break into print.
Of course, just as there are different levels of professionalism in print mags, there are better and worse ezines and online magazines. However, the sheer number popping up these days gives a better chance for new writers to become published.
Submitting short stories to ezines is one of my goals for this year. There are a lot of speculative fiction ezines to choose from. And the same rules of submission apply. Study the market before submitting, pay attention to submission rules, and only submit the best work you can.