October “Quibbler” contest: What’s in an anagram?

Are you ready for a new Quibbler contest? This month, all you need is an interesting theory and a way to put your idea into words.

Our topic for October is What’s in an anagram? In case you’ve been living under a rock, last week, J.K. Rowling tweeted a teaser for the plot of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. After some valiant attempts, we finally cracked her anagram:

Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours.

So now that we’ve figured out the code, we’re asking you to interpret the results! The tweet is pretty vague, but we have confidence that the HP fandom has some interesting theories about the first Fantastic Beasts movie. Building off of Jo’s hint, what do you think happens next? What’s keeping Newt in New York? What kinds of creatures does he encounter while he’s there? Feel free to use information from the Fantastic Beasts book, and most importantly, use your imagination.

The deadline for entries is Monday, November 3. Send us your best theory at mugglenetessays@gmail.com, and the winning editorial (or editorials) will be featured in MuggleNet’s Quibbler section.

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.”

Happy writing!