The Literary & Debating Committee of NLUJAA is making a call for submissions for the 43thrd edition of its annual literary magazine ‘The Lost Stories’.

About NLUJA, Assam

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, is a premier law institute located in the gateway city of North-East that is Guwahati, Assam. It was established in 2009 through the National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam Act passed by the State Legislature of Assam as a public university dedicated to the field of legal education.

About the Literary and Debating Committee

The Literary and Debating Committee of NLUJA, Assam, is established to provide students with the opportunity to express their thoughts and act as a platform to voice their opinions and sharpen their oratory skills. Literature is necessary to keep culture, art, heritage, tradition, and, most importantly, imagination alive. This committee aspires to create an environment to celebrate, discuss and promote literature.

It is actively engaged in providing a substantial and unrestricted foundation for students to explore the world beyond textbooks, where the freedom of speech, dissent, and discussion of significant social issues are vital for change and the well-being of society. It is keenly focused on providing all the necessary opportunities to the students of NLUJAA to gain more
confidence and promote interest in the debating culture. The Literary and Debating Committee thereby acts as a model platform for students to promote their interest in Literature, Quizzing, and Debating.

About the Lost Stories

The Lost Stories is the annual literary magazine of the National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, under the aegis of the Literary and Debating Committee. The magazine seeks to provide a platform for students to look beyond the pages of their mundane academic lives and showcase their creative skills and talents.

Call for Submissions

This edition of Lost Stories is accepting all formats of unpublished and original entries, be it written arts like poetry, prose, articles (opinion pieces, essays, book reviews, film reviews, etc.), visual and fine arts (photography, paintings, comedy sketches, digital art, etc.), travelogues and any piece of self-expression and creativity.


The submissions need not be restricted to any theme. They publish entries related to both, one’s lifestyle, and the ones related to general issues aimed towards sensitizing the readers.

Who can Submit?

Students, academicians, research scholars, and anyone wanting to put across their creative flare can contribute to the magazine.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions to the magazine should be original and should not be simultaneously considered by any other publication. Plagiarized submissions will be rejected.
  • The language of the submissions should be in English.
  • Citations should be in the form of hyperlinks.
  • Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of two authors.
  • All written submissions should be in the form of a Word document (.doc or .docx format). The Submissions shall include the following:
  • Articles: The entries can be on any contemporary topic of your interest with a word limit of 1500-2000 words, excluding footnotes or endnotes. Longer posts might be considered depending on their quality.
  • Poetry: Haikus, sonnets, limericks, or the good old free verse; your poem can be of any kind or topic in the universe. While there is no such limit on words, it is preferable to have one-page entries.
  • Prose: Entries can include stories (fictional or non-fictional), opinion pieces, essays, travelogues, book reviews, and film reviews with a word limit of 1000-1500 words.
  • Visual and Fine Artwork: Entries can include painting, sketch, digital art, photographs (only acceptable in high resolution .jpeg format), hand-drawn comics, manga strips, etc. All such submissions must be submitted in the form of high resolutionhigh-resolution images. Images must be your original work. Basic editing, including color enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the images is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the submission. A submitter/ contributor must refrain from using any advanced editing techniques that create illusions, deceptions or that manipulate the image (for example: adding or subtracting significant elements within the image).
  • Audio Notes/Audio Submissions:  Entries must be of a maximum duration of 10 minutes. They must be free from any extraneous sounds such as plosives, mic pops, or any other hardware noise such as mouse click, surrounding noise, excessive mouth noise, and any other outtakes. The audio files can be sent in either of the following format, MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC, AIFF. The consistency in the audio levels, tone, noise spacing and pronunciation shall be maintained by the contributor throughout.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission is 05 April, 2024, 11:59 PM IST.

How to Submit?

Submissions must be uploaded at link given at the end of the post.

Contact Information

  • If any contributor has any query or would like to discuss a proposal, please email at
  • Vikranta Barsay (Editor-in-chief, ‘The Lost Stories’): +91 9952389400
  • Maahi Agarwal (Managing Editor, ‘The Lost Stories’): +91 8955707992
  • Ramendra Singh SengarPratap (Associate Editor, ‘The Lost Stories’): +91 9532353521

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