I queried the local women's magazine in my town, and according to the editor, their editorial policy doesn't allow them to accept submissions. Huh? I've never heard of that! At least it wasn't me; it was the policy. Plus, she said she'd hang onto my contact info in case she needs new talent.
I had a bang-up idea which several online writer friends (and one of my best friends in real life) thought was good. I am going to still put it together, write it up after Friday, and submit it SOMEWHERE. Somewhere, someone will want my article. I have to believe that.