The contact arrived and specified an amount. And that amount was ... $500! (yes, five hundred dollars).
Nice! My best sale ever.
And I do have to say that I went to the Viable Paradise community for advice on reimbursement and possible amount and they were spot on with the advice. Yet another reason to attend Viable Paradise - a great community who know what they are talking about.
Hm. Now that it looks like a story of mine will be in a middle-grade reader, perhaps I should get cooking on that YA steampunk fairytale novel that's sitting in the story trunk. Write it for the fun of writing it, and you never know what could happen after that...