Amelia Gray, author of the excellent AM/PM title out from Featherproof’s Paper Egg Books story-collection subscription series, has won FC2′s annual short-story collection contest, ensuring publication of her “Museum of the Weird” collection. “As poetic as it is poignant…” said the judges, with “24 short stories that collectively expose both the hilarity and heartbreak of life in the 21st century.” Here here — sounds like, actually, a great description of AM/PM to my hearing. Structured as a sort short-short point-counterpoint, with generally morning-set pieces on each left-hand spread, evening-set shorts on each right, the whole of AM/PM is a brilliantly madcap adventure in the hilarity and sadness of the mundane. Pick it up by subscribing to Featherproof Books’ new Paper Egg short-story collection series, this the first in what is sure to be a long-running set of gems. Otherwise, watch for Museum of the Weird in the nearish future from FC2.