Call for Submissions – The Lost Stories

Greetings from the Literary & Debating Committee of NLUJAA. ‘The Lost Stories’, the annual literary magazine of NLUJAA is inviting submissions for its third edition.

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 an 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 NLUJA, Assam

The Literary and Debating Committee 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 well-being of the 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 the students to look beyond the pages of their mundane academic lives and showcase their creative skills and talents.

Call for Submissions

The Lost Stories is accepting all kinds of unpublished and original entries, be it poetry, prose, articles (opinion pieces, essays, book reviews, movie reviews etc.), artworks (photography, paintings, comedy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. We publish entries related to both, one’s lifestyle, and the ones related to general issues aimed towards sensitizing the readers. We do not publish articles which are purely legal or academic in nature. 

Who can Submit?

Students, academicians, research scholars, and activists 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 hyperlink.
  • Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of two authors.
  • All written submissions should be in the form of word document.
  • Articles: The entries can be on any contemporary topic of your interest with a word limit of 2000-3000 words excluding footnotes. 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 movie reviews with a word limit of 1500 words.
  • Photograph/Artwork: Entries can include painting, sketch, digital art, photograph (only acceptable in .jpeg format), hand-drawn comics, manga strips, etc. Photographs.
  • The deadline for submission is 29th April, 2023.

Contact Information

If any contributor has any query or would like to discuss a proposal, please email us at 

  • Abhishek Srivastava (Editor-in-chief, ‘The Lost Stories’)


  • Kunal Kalita (Managing Editor, ‘The Lost Stories’) 


  • Tejashwini Mallick (Editor, ‘The Lost Stories’) 


  • Pranav Gandhi (Editor, ‘The Lost Stories’)


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