Rob Gruen

Borders Group Inc. announced a writing contest offering all of its 30,000 employees a chance to become a published author under the company’s proprietary publishing program. Employees from Borders and Waldenbooks stores, distribution centers and the corporate office can submit manuscripts under any fiction categorys. A panel of judges will award the winning author a book deal and a listing in Borders’ “Shortlist,” an e-mail promotion that now reaches more than 19.5 million e-mail addresses. “Our employees are talented and creative individuals who have tremendous passion for books, and we believe that there are many who also have undiscovered writing talent,” says Rob Gruen,

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