If you’re a new writer and aren’t sure about sending your stories out, then why not try the small press? Crystal Magazine is a small press publication aimed at new and established writers. The editor, Christine Carr, is particularly encouraging to new writers who lack confidence and who are looking for that first publication.
The magazine is subscription-only but Christine is always happy to send a sample issue for a small fee. She accepts poems, short stories and articles of any length and theme (bar erotica) from subscribers. Take a look at the following link for more information: