It's been a while, but MuggleNet Editorials is rebooted and back in action. Now that all the Potter novels have been released and the movies are over, it's time for fans to finally take a deep breath and look at these texts critically. In addition to keeping all of the old editorials in the navigation, we've recently added the MuggleNet Quibbler
where fans can share and discuss shorter papers, we've brought on a new insightful editorialist (hpboy13 in The Three Broomsticks
), and we've just added comment boxes to all our new submissions so we can have even more theory discussion. If you would like to submit an editorial to the revamped site, send it to our new e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org-Noah
September 28, 2008
Very few submissions anymore, guys! Step it up a notch. With Beedle the Bard coming out in a couple of months, hopefully someone will feel inspired and write us an editorial. The Burrow is closed for the same reason of no one seems to care anymore and frankly we're out of ideas this far out of the series. We'll leave it up to readers to send us editorials when the mood strikes, or something new comes out about Harry Potter, from here on out. Send them to us at editorials at staff dot mugglenet dot com.
-Sara and Amy
January 17, 2008
We're reopening The Burrow
, so we hope you'll consider February's topic and submit your thoughts. Help us keep this great section going! Also, topics are hard to come by at times, so if you ever have an idea for one, send it to us at theburrow at staff dot mugglenet dot com
In other news, we're trying to set up a "workaround" so we can offer an RSS feed of sorts to readers who have stuck with us this long. We hope you'll stay with us a little longer.
December 19, 2007
Wow, it's been a long time since we've updated our faux blog here. Not that anyone reads it, but just in case, here's what's been happening around the section:
Well, actually, nothing much.
Editorial submissions have, understandably, gone WAY down since the release of Deathly Hallows. There were a few after JKR's Dumbledore-Is-Gay announcement, but nothing really approaching an editorial. (Well, I may have one, but it seems a little untimely to post it now, and so I've been pushing it off even more.)
We've had a few requests to reopen The Burrow in hopes of stimulating discussion. But really, the thousands of potential editorial minds out there could come up with more ideas than the four of us who maintain the section nowadays. So don't be afraid to send in any kind of idea, as long as it follows our basic editorial guidelines and makes, you know, a point. Just send it to us at editorials at staff dot mugglenet dot com and we'll consider posting it on the main editorial page.
As for our columnists, Robbie Fischer is still churning out highly amusing installments of interactive fanfiction over at The Magic Quill. He also regularly contributes book recommendations to The Book Trolley. Look for a few updates there around Christmas (assuming I can tear myself away from continuous holiday feasting this time of year to edit them).
And, for the umpteenth time, we're sorry to remind everyone that Maline Freden no longer updates The North Tower. We haven't heard from her in quite some time. (Maline, if you're reading this, your fans miss you terribly!) As for the rest of our columnists, their ideas have seemed to dry up just as quickly as everyone else's.
What else? Oh, RSS feeds. Before the release of DH, I tried to have an RSS feed set up for the editorials section so readers could easily check for recent updates. It's complicated, but it just didn't work out, and since we're not posting as regularly these days it doesn't make any sense.
So, in short, send us editorials! We'd love to keep this section going as long as we can.
August 13, 2006
Unfortunately, our longtime and much-loved columnist Maline Freden has moved on to other things, and we regret to announce The North Tower
has been moved to the archives.
June 2, 2006
This may come as no surprise to some, but The Burrow
will no longer be an active section. What this means is that it may be opened from time to time in the event a relevant topic for discussion can be found, but until then it will remain closed.
Also, the Writing and Submitting Tips page has been updated -- 'dead horses' (what a terrible visual image, sorry!) has been replaced by a less sickening 'overanalyzed topics' label, and the kinds of topics have also been updated (in other words, feel free to write editorials on Harry as a Horcrux, whether Harry will die in Book 7, etc.) -- and the FAQ page has been updated to address the question as to why there are no same-sex shipping editorials in Madam Puddifoot's. The short of it: No one's sent us one! We accept all ships, so what you see in the section is the best of what we've received. Get writing!
March 22, 2006
As sad as we are to do it, we've moved Daniela Teo's popular column, The Two-Way Mirror
, into the Archives
If you've not already done so, take a moment to read her last submission and wish her well on her future endeavors!
March 3, 2006
Some of you have asked us about the featured editorial section. For those of you who aren't familiar, before the release of HBP, the editors tried to choose one editorial per week that stood out from the rest and really made us think. Some picks were great
, some were just picked apart by careful readers. Hey, we're not perfect and can get as giddily excited about a neat idea as the next Potter fan.
The idea was to bring the featured editorial back about a month or so after the release of HBP, but due to the unusual amount and concentration of e-mails on, basically, three topics (R.A.B., did Dumbledore really die, and what side was Snape really on), we decided to hold off until things settled down and got back to normal.
Well, they never really did. It seems that JKR answered so many of the questions that were being asked, or at least addressed them in a way that satisfied everyone, that the unending supply of editorials from readers has died down from pre-HBP times. So, we have less to choose from and even less stand-outs. Hence, no more featured editorial.
At least for now. Who knows? We still have a way to go before the release of Book 7.
So, if this seems to you like a shameless plea for more editorials on anything -- ANYTHING -- in the Potter universe, we didn't say it. You did ;)
P.S. Thanks for reading and using some of our writing and submitting tips! It's made the editorial selection process a nicer experience.
February 13, 2006
Well, this page is new, for one. Think of it as a quick way to keep track of where that beloved column of yours went, or what other crazy thing one of the editors has done with no explanation. Now you have that explanation here...hopefully. We'll see how long this lasts. Also, we've added writing and submitting tips
and a FAQ
February 3, 2006
Sadly, The Phoenix Files
, written by Christopher Stephen, has been moved to the Archives
. He's been busy lately, and we completely understand the feeling. We wish Christopher well!
January 26, 2006
We've added a new column, Spinner's End
, where columnist Lady Lupin will attempt to unravel the intricate webs of mystery in J.K. Rowling's work. We're glad to have her!