One week left to submit your creative writing about sleep to Vitamin ZZZ! Spring theme: RESET BUTTON

Vitamin Zzz submission guidelines for our upcoming Winter 2018 edition!

Manuscript submissions for the Vitamin Zzz anthology should come from people seeking to share sleep health information or personal experiences with diagnosed sleep disorders or related problems, people suffering from unexplained or undiagnosed sleep disorders, and caregivers concerned about the sleep disorders and problems of their patients.

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Spring Theme 2018: RESET BUTTON

Deadline for Spring Edition: April 10, 2017

SLEEPYHEADCENTRAL seeks submissions for its VitaminZzz anthology, a provocative new quarterly publication online devoted to readers interested in sleep health from a literary perspective.

SHC is looking for creative writing on sleep health, sleep disorders, sleep deprivation, sleep habits, dreams… anything directly correlated with the biological process of sleep.

Writers may submit the following:

  • flash fiction (under 1000 words)
  • poetry (free verse, formal, prose poems)
  • personal essays (under 2000 words)
  • creative nonfiction (under 2000 words)

Only the highest quality literary writing should be submitted. SHC is especially interested in insights from either a healthcare worker’s or patient’s perspective, but all perspectives sought: humorous, clinical, personal, spiritual, political, fantastic, familial, experimental, even confessional.


This issue, themed RESET BUTTON, covers concerns like insomnia, circadian rhythms, sleep debt, sleep deprivation, and staying awake during the day. SHC has room for just a few more pieces, especially for prose. 
We could really use more prose pieces in general (prose poems, flash fictions, personal essays or creative nonfiction).
We would also love to see more work focused on the topic of sleep disorders, such as sleepwalking, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm problems, daytime sleepiness, shift work disorder, or other problems… even those related to a second health condition, such as Alzheimer’s or diabetes

For complete guidelines to the Vitamin Zzz anthology, visit the submission guidelines page.

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