The story must be no more than 500 words long. It needs to evoke a sense of wonder and be appropriate for a YA audience: that means sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal, and without explicit sex, violence or pervasive obscene language.
The story must be original and previously unpublished. Stories will be posted on a members-only portion of the Escape Artists forum, so first publication rights will not be spent if your story does not win.
Authors under 18 are very welcome and encouraged to submit their work. By submitting, any author under 18 asserts they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian with whom Escape Artists, Inc. can enter into a contract on behalf of the author.
Winners will be paid $30, making this a pro sale of at least six cents a word.
If you have a story for this (or want to write one), then I highly suggest submitting! The deadline is September 30th, so you better submit in a prompt fashion!
Here's the link!