I'm always intrigued as to the length of time the editors of different magazines take to give a verdict on articles that I send in to them. There seems to be no logic or pattern to it! You can wait hours, days, or most likely months! Sometimes - and this is the real killer - you hear nothing at all!
Sinced Sunday I have managed to get three articles accepted at different magazines (what is it they say about buses?) The first one was taken up by The Link - The National Association Of Writers' Groups magazine. This one was accepted the morning after I had submitted it. The second article was also taken up the day after I submitted it. Today, an article I originally sent the proposal out for in March this year was finally accepted by a well known national writing magazine today! This was after I made two enquirey emails.
So don't give up on your submissions and don't be afraid to contact the editors you have sent work out to if it's been a month or so since you sent it. Persistence (not being a nuisance) does pay!