I just checked the Realms of Fantasy slush-list to see if maybe the story of mine that's in their possession has been read yet, and apparently, it hasn't. That's not terribly surprising. What is disconcerting is that apparently the slush-reader left some manuscripts in someone's car. Aieee!
(BTW, for those wanting a numerical illustration of the odds one comes up against in writing fiction, drop down to the numbers on the lefthand side of the page. The current batch represents 301 submissions, of which 7 have been held for further consideration. Not purchased, mind you -- just held for later. I must be insane.)