I just found this on that website’s FAQ:
How old do I need to be to write a story?
Authors on the Episode Platform must be 13 or older. If you are 13 to 17 years of age, you must have parental permission to submit and publish your story.
Edit: Ok, I found something else. It’s beginning to make more sense now. It seems that in order to get paid, those writers need to have a certain amount of reads within a certain time period. It looks like more information can be found here: