Got a story back from Albedo One in Ireland. They held onto it for a long time, which suggested they were giving it a serious look, and they did. "I quite like the piece and it was a near miss for us."
What's helpful is that they send back some comments, which will help with revisions. I don't mind when I get a rejection - even it they took a few months - when they offer some feedback. What's useless is when somebody holds onto a story for as year and half before reading it, then sends a form rejection.