I published fiction pretty regularly in “traditional” journals for about 5 years and then took a break from it. It’s just so time consuming and there is so much rejection, and I genuinely do not believe the stuff in those journals is necessarily the “best” stuff out there.
The whole thing is just incredibly inefficient from the writer’s side and doesn’t pay much of anything. But, I’m an irrationally stubborn person and am back on the horse now.
There are a few markets I want to get into before I die…bucket list type things.