I guess the editors of Slayage needed the article right away for a reason -- my article has indeed been published! And it fits so nicely with the rest of the work there!
For those of you who aren't Buffy freaks, this is a reason to roll your eyes. But for me -- hooray! (And again -- it counts professionally!) It's kind of ironic that it's the most recent thing I've written and one of the first to come out in print. There's something to be said for online publications.