Guidelines for Contributors

Conifers Call: Shimla Journal of Poetry and Criticism is a peer reviewed half- yearly journal in the field of literature. International in its character, content and scope we welcome original poetry from all the regions of India and the world. We keep special place for the nature poems. Besides poetry we also welcome critical essays on poetry, fiction and drama. We are also interested in giving space to critical, informative and enlightening essays and interviews of the established poets, writers and emerging voices in the field of literature. Contributors are requested to send one hard and electronic copy (MS Word) of the submission to Harish K. Thakur, Editor, Conifers Call: Shimla Journal of Poetry and Criticism, Thakur Building, New Totu, Shimla, H.P. 171011.

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Format and References

  1. The manuscripts should be typed double-spaced. The contributors should strictly follow MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Paper – Seventh Edition.
    Citing an Article in a Scholarly Journal –
    Piper, Andrew. “Rethinking the Print Object: Goethe and the Book of Everything.”PMLA 121.1 (2006): 124-38. Print.
    An Article in a Reference Book –
    Allen, Anita L. “Privacy in Health Care.” Encyclopaedia of Bioethics. Ed. Stephen G. Post.3rd ed. Vol. 4. New York: Macmillan-Thomson, 2004. Print.
    Franke, Damon. Modernist Heresies: British Literary History, 1883-1924. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2008. Print.
    Web Publications –
    Eaves, Morris, Robert Essick, and Joseph Viscomi, eds. The William Blake Archive. Lib. of Cong., 28 Sept. 2007. Web. 20 Nov. 2007. <>.
  2. The essays and reviews shouldn’t exceed 7000 and 1500 words respectively.
  3. Please place notes and references at the end of the paper/essay and avoid the option of auto-insert footnotes and endnotes.
  4. Please give full correspondence address with phone no. and email address at the bottom of the first page of the essay/paper or any other submission.
  5. Please send two copies of the books for the purpose of review. Send self-addressed envelopes for the return of the submission, if so desired.
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