This probably sounds like a great thing for people who don't know writers
Sigh. I love the Stuff You Should Know podcast (one of three -- along with Stuff Mom Never Told You and Stuff You Missed in History Class -- that pretty much justifies the existence of How Stuff Works), but this contest rubs me the wrong way. Submit original fiction, give away all rights to it forever (even if you don't "win" or "place"), and get paid nothing. Oh, and the grand prize winner gets their story read on the air. For nothing. Because, exposure! Yeah.