As you'll see from the end of the editor's blog post, The People's Friend are actively encouraging both new and established writers to submit stories. The blog is worth following as Shirley Blair often mentions the type or length of story she's currently looking for.
Because the good news was brief, I think there's room for a little bit of bragging...
Both my writing book and this blog get a mention. I feel a little bit like a minor celebrity.
Btw, that teapot really does accompany all my travels. It's been to five countries, endured some rough sea crossings and helped me through at east two books and dozens of short stories.