One week left to submit to June’s “Quibbler” contest

If you’re passionate about discussing Harry Potter, listen up! There’s only one week left to submit to the June Quibbler contest.

This month’s topic is “Harry in the Real World.” Take an aspect of the Harry Potter series that you feel has a parallel to a real-world issue. It could be pure-blood mania’s connection to racism, werewolfism’s similarity to the AIDS crisis, or something else entirely. Explore this connection. How does J.K. Rowling create problems that are new and interesting while at the same time very familiar to us Muggles? Can we learn anything from the way Harry Potter deals with these problems?

Need more inspiration? Check out this essay from the depths of the Department of Mysteries: “A Recent History of Magic and Muggles.” In this editorial, writer Darryl discusses the similarities between certain events in the wizarding world and those that took place in Nazi Germany.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 23. Send us your best work at, and we’ll pick a winner whose editorial will be featured in the Quibbler on MuggleNet! You can check out last month’s winner right here.