I'm revising an essay on environmental humanities today. Three reports. One says publish, the other publish with revision, the other says unpublishable!
That's fairly normal for me. I tend to push people with my writing so I'm good at getting books accepted--it's given that if you want to shell out for a book, you want to be pushed.
But for the exact same reason, essays are tricky.
The "revision" reader is evidently a Deleuzian, and I have a habit of pushing them at present.