To be honest I thought it impossible. During the last 10 days, I've been submitting my first and only short story to various online magazines, hoping it might stir an irresistible wave of emotion amongst editors from all over the world, who would overwhelm me with countless proposals of publishing and incredible financial retributions (I'm kidding obviously :)).
Nothing of the sort has happened...yet :), but I did encounter an impressing number of rejections, based mainly on the largesse of my story (apparently if it's over 5000 words, they don't have the patience to read it). Nevertheless, I've received a significant amount of approvals, sufficient enough to tickle my aspiring writer's ego, but only a few of them offered some financial retribution, the highest one being of merely 60 bucks.
That is actually quite good considering the fact that more than half of these online magazines, pay their writers in copies or ...regards. So I thought it would be helpful to post here a part of the magazines that pay for their published material, maybe it will come in handy for other starving aspiring writers out there. If you know other paying magazines, I would be obliged to add them to the list, who knows, maybe there is a future J.K Rowling amongst you...who could use some help paying the ink for her magic pen.
The list of the magazines is here