Situation as stands: I submitted pages + synopsis to a small but well-known publisher back in April. In May they contacted me to say they liked the writing but had no space for anything new, however they had forwarded me on to another small (but very good) indie press with a recommendation.
Second press said they’d read in “a month or so” but I’m not expecting to hear back really! However, they didn’t flat out turn me down.
This past week a second small publisher have requested full MS. Response in 4-8 weeks.
So far I’ve only had interest from actual publishers, and not agents, making me think I should be submitting to slush piles.