This second iteration of the +GAMMA RAYS prize is seeking to publish and promote first-time novelists. Inspired by the final component of the beta decay nuclear equation for Cobalt-60, the +GAMMA RAYS Book Prize recognizes work that leaves an impression. The winner of the +GAMMA RAYS prize will be a book that is transformative. Up to three books will be selected for publication, and the author will receive a competitive book deal. The work, if published, must be the first published novel or novella written by the author. Novel- or novella-length works will be considered.