Before you submit your story to an editor, you’ll need to check whether or not you can send your submission by email. Don’t bother emailing a story the magazines only accept hard copy manuscripts. In those instances, whether you like it or not, you’ll have to send a copy by post.
In case you’re wondering why this is, you may find this blog post from the People’s Friend of interest. It gives an insight into how the readers and editors at The People’s Friend handle the stories they receive. Once you’ve read the post, and you’ll see why they insist on hard copy submissions.
The People’s Friend is a very helpful magazine. If your work shows promise, the fiction team there will often provide helpful comments that will guide you in the right direction for future submissions.