First thread, and sorry if this has been asked and written about before (if so please point me to the thread) but I couldn't find a thread in a quick search. I have been writing short stories for a while, and I have some that I'd like to try to get published, but I'm curious about how to go about it. I assume that the most common way to publish a short story is in a magazine or journal of some kind, but how can I find one that would be a good fit for me? Secondly, and related, do I need an agent if I just want to try getting short stories published. I assume an agent would actually know about all the most appropriate places for me to submit my work, but given the (I assume) relatively low payout for a short story is it worth it financially? Thanks a lot!