I remember when most magazines carried short fiction, and this included Family Circle and Woman's Day, the "grocery store magazines". Although I entered the Family Circle Fiction 2009 Contest, I didn't win a thing. However, they have just started yet another contest for 2010. Since it doesn't close until September 2010, there is plenty of time to consider an entry; they even allow two entries per person. Here is the info or check out the site at http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/crafts/2010-family-circle-fiction-contest-rules/.
2010 Family Circle Fiction Contest Rules
Contest begins March 1, 2010 and ends September 8, 2010. Entries must be postmarked on or before September 8, 2010 and received by September 15, 2010. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for illegible, lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or stolen entries or mail.
ENTRY: Submit an original (written by entrant), fiction short story of no more than 2,500 words, typed on 8-1/2x11paper. Entries must be unpublished and may not have won any prize or award. Include your name, address, daytime telephone number and e-mail address (optional) on each page and send to: Family Circle Fiction Contest, c/o Family Circle Magazine, 375 Lexington Avenue, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10017.