Nearly all of our content is pre-loaded through queue, and I get an email when any of the topics goes live—except when I am the author. That means that if something goes wrong (put wrong date, etc.) I don't know.
I've poked around, but haven't found the control in notifications that turns on or off whether I am notified about my own posts. So far, the only solution I can think of is to create a new fictitious user who gets notifications, but that seems like it shouldn't be necessary!