Does anyone have any information or comments about The People's Friend Magazine, published in the UK by D. C. THOMSON & CO., LTD., 80 KINGSWAY EAST, DUNDEE DD4 8SL. I found out about them from a posting in the Short Story forum here, and I'm a little confused when I look at their website(s) and submission guidelines.
Here are the links to their submission page and the magazine and publishing sites:
The third link, to Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau, I found by deleting the "pfguidelines.htm" from the guidelines site address, and it seems to be for a critique and editorial service. I'm not sure how that relates to the magazine.
In the submission guidelines, I can't find any mention of payment rates, although they clearly say that payment is on acceptance.
It seems to be a legitimate magazine and it might be that the publisher just offers editorial services as a separate department, but I'm still a bit hesitant.