In every issue of Poets and Writers, there's a section in the back that's a "call for articles" or "call for manuscripts' or something like that. It lists a bunch of ads from journals looking for submissions, and many of them say they welcome submissions from new writers.
All the best,
Mothering magazine publishes personal essays in every issue. They do have to have parenting as their focus : )
Glad I found this discussion.. Have been planning on starting submissions and have had no clue where to begin.. Thnxs everyone for the helpful links.. Hopefully, some of these places will accept subs from non U.S writers :-)