Cosmic Bradbury Writing Contest Winner Named

The winner of the Waukegan (IL) Public Library’s Cosmic Bradbury Writing Contest is Orton (Orty) Ortwein, age 46, a Midwestern writer currently residing in Pewaukee, WI.

The judge says his short story, The Unidentified U.F.O., “provides an interesting twist on the trope of aliens and what an ‘invasion’ by them might be like.”

Ortwein will be awarded a $50 Amazon gift card and his story has been posted on the library website.

Waukegan is Ray Bradbury’s birthplace, and the WPL invited writers age 14 and up to submit short stories about five pages long on the theme of space, space travel, and anything else to do with that.

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