Publishing in an Academic Journal?

My professor, The Archaeologist, for my material culture class has enjoyed the essays I’ve written so far on the Filipino balikbayan box that he has suggested that I try to get them published. WTF!! Whoa, really!?!?!?! A lowly MA student such as myself, get published in an academic journal? I can’t believe it. I’m definitely going to follow through and look into it. I feel so validated thanks to The Archaeologist’s encouragement.