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Dear Hogwarts

Dear Hogwarts

Are you one of the many young witches and wizards who has looked for answers to your burning questions but can’t figure out who to ask?

Ask a DOZEN of the Hogwarts staff any of your questions about philosophy, their personal life, advice on dating, and anything else you can think of. Professors include Albus Dumbledore, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, and Gilderoy Lockhart. And there are surprise guests as well, like Argus Filch, Neville Longbottom, and Lucius Malfoy!

Send Your Owl to Hogwarts

Send Your Owl to Hogwarts

Note: To ensure proper delivery of your owl, please address the letter with “Dear _____” and end it with the name you wish to use anonymously (e.g., Regretful Ravenclaw, Gorgeous Gryffindor, Happy Hufflepuff, Seductive Slytherin, etc.).

**The key to having your letter replied to is being creative and original.**

Before writing your letter, please read the following rules:

  • Be creative in your questions and comments.
  • Understand that the professors are very busy teaching Hogwarts students but will reply to as many of your letters as possible.
  • Do not use harsh language or you may wind up with bubotuber pus in a reply letter.

To submit your question, head over to the Contact Us page. In the drop-down list, select the “Dear Hogwarts owls” option. Include your name, your email address, the Dear Hogwarts person you are sending the owl to in the “Subject” field, and your question in the large textbox.

As noted earlier, the professors are extremely busy teaching students, but they will answer your questions as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!

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Professor Albus Dumbledore

Professor Albus Dumbledore

  • To Trust or Not to Trust, That is the Question - Dear Professor Dumbledore, I am writing to you because you are wise and seem to always know what to say. I am experiencing difficulties with who to trust. I know I have two friends that I can trust but I don't know about one of them.
  • Professors who have their favorites dilemma - Dear Professor Dumbledore, What do you do when you have a professor who has favorites in a class? What do you do if it is effecting your grades? Should I stand up for myself and risk detention or stay quiet and hope things change? Also what if a professor is lazy and won't answer my questions? What should I do?
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Professor Filius Flitwick

Professor Filius Flitwick

  • Inquisitive Ravenclaw - Professor Flitwick, What does it take to be a Ravenclaw? The sorting hat described Ravenclaw students as intelligent people who are eager to learn. What happens if you only fit part of the description? For instance you are eager to learn and understand the importance of education but you don't share the extreme intelligence that other Ravenclaws have. Is Ravenclaw a place where students are eager to learn and take school seriously or is it a place where intelligent and sharp minded people study? Inquisitive Ravenclaw
  • Delusioned - Professor, when a disillusionment charm is performed..does it work only the person on whom its being performed or on anything this he is holding or is in contact with at the moment of the charm being performed?
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Professor Rubeus Hagrid

Professor Rubeus Hagrid

  • Young Student - Dear Hagrid, Is it possible to have a unicorn as a pet? Sincerely, Young Student
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Professor Gilderoy Lockhart

Professor Gilderoy Lockhart

  • Shazzy Shampoo - Dear Professor Lockhart, Do you use shampoo on your luxurious hair or do you simply magic it clean and gorgeous. Would love some ideas on how to keep my hair looking great like yours. Shazzy
  • Remember Nothing - Dear Professor Lockhart, I have the worst memory ever. I try and look back on my childhood, and I can't remember a thing. At this point I don't know if I ever had one. Have my memories been obliviated from my mind? Even now, things like names, places, and dates are hard for me to remember, and they are all new memories. Is there anything i can do? I'm tired of walking around feeling like I am in an empty shell. What are some things I can do to improve my memory. I have a remembrall but I forget what I am suppose to remember. I am so confused... I can't remember
More Gilderoy Lockhart Letters

Professor Neville Longbottom

Professor Neville Longbottom

  • Becoming Neville Longbottom: A True Gryffindor - “But you are a pureblood, aren’t you, my brave boy?… You show spirit and bravery, and you come of noble stock. You will make a very valuable Death Eater. We need your kind, Neville Longbottom.” “I’ll join you when hell freezes over,” said Neville. “Dumbledore’s Army!” … Harry pulled the Invisibility Cloak from inside his ...
  • Potter Twitter Roundup: A Peck of Tweeps - Five of the Big Seven appear in this week's Twitter Roundup where new suits, new art and new films take center stage. But which Potter alumni film project will you be catching this week? Make your choice with the Potter Twitter Roundup.
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Professor Remus Lupin

Professor Remus Lupin

  • Alarm Clock Boggart - Dear Professor Lupin, I was wondering if you could tell me a few tips on facing Boggarts. My Boggart takes the shape of an alarm clock that slowly ticks, and I am having trouble making that 'funny' enough.
  • Playing Favorites - Dear Professor Lupin, Who would be your favorite student apart from Harry Potter?
More Remus Lupin Letters

Professor Minerva McGonagall

Professor Minerva McGonagall

  • Reminiscing with Professor McGonagall before Graduation - Dear Professor McGonagall, Well I really wanted to know how you like being the head mistress,of Hogwarts. Do you miss teaching transfiguration at all? I really wish this wasn't my last year at Hogwarts but all great things must come to an end, right? Its really hard to believe that I'm already 17 it's mad really...
  • Lost Acceptance Letter - Professor, when am I supposed to get my letter because I turned 11 a couple of months ago is the quill destroyed or what because I really want to go to Hogwarts?
More Minerva McGonagall Letters

Professor Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody

Professor Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody

  • Good Old Fashion Explosion Charm in the Garden - Dear Professor Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody, I would really like to know what your patronus is. I know it is a secret, as well as the Hogwarts House that you belonged to, but I'm really curious about it. So please, if it is manageable, share this information with me, I'm not giving it away for Death Eaters.
More Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody Letters

Professor Severus Snape

Professor Severus Snape

  • Fan Art of the Week: Snape’s Patronus - From a master decipher to a person who has lost his love. Severus Snape dabbled in the Dark Arts and remained the only Death Eater able to conjure a Patronus. This week we have a pencil drawing that captures Snape’s everlasting loyalty.
  • You’re a mean one – Severus Snape - Dear Severus Snape, I would really like to ask you a question. You were really rude with Harry Potter in the school, and I just can't imagine why. I know his father used to make your life terrible, but it doesn't mean you should have done the same with Harry. I mean, he isn't the one you chose his parents, right? He was just the sufferer.
More Severus Snape Letters

Professor Pomona Sprout

Professor Pomona Sprout

  • My Slytherin Friend - Dear Professor Sprout, Since my studies have began here at Hogwarts I have been lucky enough to have made a large and diverse group of friends. Not only in my own house, Hufflepuff, but I can also count among my friends a few Gryffindors, a couple of Ravenclaws, and one Slytherin. Now this Slytherin is probably the best friend I've ever had. Oh sure, we can get competitive over quidditch matches and the house cup. But at the end of the day we care for one another and try to spend as much free time as we can with each other. However I'm afraid to say that some of my fellow badgers don't understand how I can be friends with a snake. My Slytherin friend is not evil or vindictive or stuck up in any way. He's just very driven to succeed and has high goals for himself, which I don't see as bad thing. How can I help my fellow badgers see the error of their judgments?
  • Happy as a Badger - Dear Professor Sprout, I'm a Hufflepuff and all my friends are in Gryffindor and Slytherin. It's hard not to feel uncool when I'm around them. I'm happy as a Badger, but sometimes I wish I was cooler. What do you think I should do?
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Argus Filch

Argus Filch

  • The Biggest Peeves - Dear Mr. Filch, What has been your worst experience with Peeves so far?
  • Favorite Beasts - Dear Mr. Filch, What is your opinion on Muggles? What is your opinion on witches and wizards and magical beasts? On Goblins and ghosts and magical feasts? Do you enjoy working at Hogwarts?
More Argus Filch Letters

Peeves

Peeves

  • Peeves actor Rik Mayall dies at 56 - We are deeply saddened to report that Rik Mayall, who portrayed the character of Peeves in "Sorcerer's Stone", has died at age 56. Although his scenes were cut from the final version of the film, we'd still like to pay our respects to the late actor.
  • Future Mischief Maker - Dear Peeves My question to you is which trouble makers were ur favorite ? Marauders or Twins?
More Peeves Letters

Hogwarts House-Elves

Hogwarts House-Elves

  • Hogwarts House-Elves Favorite Dish - Have you ever wondered what the Hogwarts House-Elves really like to make for the students dinner? They provide a sampling in a recent letter from 'Dear Hogwarts...'
  • Bogged Down Muggle Born - Dear House-Elves, Can I please borrow one of you for a day? I'd be very nice, and make sure you were treated well, and given breaks and refreshments...but I could really use your help in my house!
More House-Elves Letters

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

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Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger

  • CC #390: Week of June 29, 2014 - In this week's caption contest, Ron and Hermione find themselves at the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets. It has been five years since the Chamber was last opened. What will they find within? Read the winning captions now!
  • Becoming Harry Potter: Gathering Your Trio - “Anyone sitting there?” he [Ron] asked, pointing at the seat opposite Harry. “Everywhere else is full.” –SS/PS “But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.” –SS/PS Friendships may begin ...
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Ronald Weasley

Ronald Weasley

  • Harry The Boss Potter - How is it like, having Harry as your boss?
  • Clear Blue Eyes - Ron Weasley, I'm completely confused right now. How can a bloke tell that he has feelings for a girl? Because I met this one girl and she annoys me so much because every time I look into her clear blue eyes, I can't help myself from saying stupid things. She's amazing. But she's my friend. And I don't want to ruin that friendship. What if she doesn't like me back? Did I just say that I was worried because she may not have feelings for me? This is so weird! I just cannot stand in front of her and spill things out like "Hey R.W. (I need to keep her name as a secret), I think I may have feelings for you?"
More Ronald Weasley Letters

Lucius Malfoy

Lucius Malfoy

  • Loving Family - Dear Mr. Malfoy, Did you truly love your wife and son?
  • A Free Elf - Dear Mr. Malfoy, It is hard to prepare your own food, wash your own clothes and clean up after yourself?
More Lucius Malfoy Letters

Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood

  • Evanna Lynch visits Tacloban with UNICEF Ireland - As an ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) paid a visit last week to Tacloban, a city hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan in November. With UNICEF, Evanna was able to see firsthand the destruction that was caused and meet some of the children affected.
  • Unique Individual - Dear Miss Luna, On reading the quibbler I found out a lot about Nargles. On further research, I discovered that only those who believe can see them, but they are easy to see if you look through Spectrespecs you can see them clearly. It was one Christmas when I had received a pair of spectrespecs with the Quibbler in my stocking (best present ever!!) and I was looking aound the house for Nargles. My brother was playing with some of his toys when I looked at him. Upon this, I dicovered that his head is full of Nargles! We went to St. Mungos to see if they could do anything but they tuned me and my brother away saying there is no such thing as Nargles. However, I know that nargles do exist and I want my brother to rid himself of them. I know they are pretty harmless but he goes all funny sometimes.
More Luna Lovegood Letters
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  • leah

    dear j.k. rowling if your reading this im 10 and love the harry potter books and im waiting for the 8th book . i have a few ideas for the 8th book please contact me on here thank you

    • Amanda

      Leah,nnJ.K. Rowling is not planning to write an 8th Harry Potter book. She is writing a new movie about the Harry Potter world. (There will actually be 3 new movies.) The movie happens 70 years before the books so you will not see Harry and his friends. We do not know when the movie will come out, but it will be likely be in a couple years. I don’t know if you heard about them already, but J.K. Rowling wrote books that are mentioned in the Harry Potter books. Two of them are Harry’s school books called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them & Quidditch Through the Ages. The other is the storybook called The Tales of Beedle the Bard. They are short books, but fun to read. Especially Fantastic Beasts because Harry and Ron write notes about the beasts. Fantastic Beasts is also going to be part of the new movies.nnJ.K. Rowling will not see things you write here. You should write a letter to her. She will probably not write back to you because so many people send her things.nnThis is the address fans should use to write to J.K. Rowling:nnJ.K. RowlingnC/O Bloomsbury Publishing PLCn50 Bedford SquarenLondonnWC1B 3DPnUK

    • Hedwig

      Leah,nnnAs Amanda has said, there will be no 8th book. If you have read the seventh, you will know that it has come to a very sophisticated end as far as the novels will go. JK Rowling will and does provide us with new details, but the world will not extend any further in novel form.nnnIf she were to write an 8th book – which she will not – remember that this is not a series by the fans. Feel free to write fanfiction, but remember that the story is JK Rowling’s, not yours. nnnIf you want to write to her, use the address Amanda has provided you with.