September “Quibbler” contest: Literary Potter

It’s September 1! Time for a new school year, a trip on the Hogwarts Express, and of course, a new Quibbler contest.

This month’s topic is Literary PotterOne of the many awesome things about Harry Potter is that it got so many of us excited about reading. For September’s contest, we’re asking you to show off your literary chops. Pick any work of literature and compare it to Harry Potter. You can address this from any standpoint you like: Maybe consider how their characters are similar (Macbeth and Lord Voldemort, anyone?), or how they each deal with a certain issue (like the meaning of humanity). You don’t need to conclude that one work is “better,” just think about how Harry Potter fits into the great wide world of literature.

The deadline for this month is Monday, September 29Send us your best work at, and your essay could be featured in the Quibbler!

A few tips to get you started:

  • Make sure you explore the topic in a thorough, engaging way. Quotes and specific examples are always good. For an idea of the kind of essays we look for, read through some of our other editorials.
  • Don’t feel constrained by our questions! Use the prompt as a jumping-off point to your deepest Harry Potter-related thoughts.
  • Take a look at the editorials FAQ on the Quibbler main page before you hit “send.”

Questions? Concerns? Let us know in the comments, and as always, happy writing!