Stirring rejected 2 of my 3 poems a few months ago, but let me know they were still considering one of them. Yesterday, she let me know that the editors were split down the middle about my piece, and so they wouldn't be taking it.
Her very earnest suggestion was to try them again with different work. Apparently they are a small magazine with a sizable admissions pool which doesn't allow them to take all of the work they get. Now I know.
I should stop being a jerk. Thanks for holding onto my poem for as long as you did, Ms. Smith. Mwah!