I turned in my revision today. And I documented the changes to the paper in a response which I sent along with the revision. And this whole month, I kept their little warning in mind:
The reviewer(s) suggest some minor revisions to your manuscript. Therefore, I invite you to respond to the reviewer(s)’ comments and revise your manuscript. Please note that the revise decision does not guarantee eventual acceptance.
And they got back to me.
Today. Like, just now.
Here’s what they said:
Dear Ms. Anderton:
It is a pleasure to accept your manuscript entitled “Fire and Water: Opposites and Pairings in “A Party Down at the Square”” in its current form for publication in The Explicator.
Attached is a copyright form necessary for publication. [Yada, yada, etc.]…Thank you for your fine essay. On behalf of the editors of The Explicator, we look forward to your continued contributions.
Now we’ll just have to wait to see in which issue it appears. And yes, I’ll tell you as soon as I know. Which may not be soon at all.