Guidelines for Contributors

Conifers Call: Shimla Journal of Poetry and Criticism is a refereed 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 one 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. For more information you can visit our website:

Format and references

1. The manuscripts should be typed double-spaced.

2. The essays and review essays 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 number 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 submissions, if so desired.


Individual Rs. 300/ per annum , (US $ 8)

Instituions Rs. 600/ per annum, (US $ 12)

Life Rs. 6000/

Editorial Address

Thakur Building, New Totu, Shimla, 171011
Phone: 9418008900