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Submit to the Latest Issue! (Deadline: 20th June)

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Welcome to HOL's very own newspaper, The HOwLer!

The theme for our upcoming issue is: Light refreshments.
Deadline for submissions: 11:59 PM HOL time on the 20th of June, 2024

So do you have an idea for an article, or maybe even a column? Perhaps you've got a concept for the perfect ad. Or maybe you are just itching to flex your creative muscles with a spot of writing or by creating a work of art. Well, you are in the right place!

Our theme is ‘light refreshments’ so we’re hoping to hear about food and drink in all their many forms, as well as the special occasions where they’re served. So whether you want to talk about the history of your favourite cake, tell us about a meaningful meal you shared with a loved one or spill the beans on some new wizarding sweets, we're all ears.

Remember that regular articles and submissions don’t need to fit the theme, though it’s great if they do!

We’ve also updated our rules a little, so please check the section down below for information on that!

Approval
All ideas for informative articles, Wizarding World News, opinion pieces, ads and puzzles must be approved before they are submitted.

If what you want to write needs to be approved, all you have to do is post your idea(s) below and wait for one of the Howler's editors to approve it. It will then be added to the list below. Please be patient though. We will get to you as quickly as possible, but it may sometimes take a while.

Rule Updates
We’ve made some updates to our rules during the course of this year and wanted to include a quick reminder to help everyone keep up with the changes:
1. We're now specifying that graphics must be no more than 600 by 600 pixels.
2. We've updated the poetry guidance to ask that poems be at least 60 words in length as well as 10 lines and to clarify that if a poem has lines that repeat, there will need to be more than 10 lines.
3. To ensure what we’re publishing is as accurate as we can make it, we’re asking everyone to submit sources along with their articles from now on. All informative articles and factual columns must have sources included or we won’t be able to publish them. The only exception are articles/columns that are purely based on your opinion or that are mostly creative (like Wizarding World news).
4. A lot of people have been forgetting about our requirement to provide puzzle solutions. If you submit a puzzle and don’t also submit a solution along with it, 2 house points will be deducted from the 5 you would usually earn. The only exception to this is jigsaw puzzles.

Idea Bank
If you don't have any ideas, we have curated an Idea Bank where you can go to find ideas for articles and ads. Please remember that even idea bank ideas have to be presented here for approval though (so we don't suddenly have ten articles on the same topic!).

Creative Showcase
For our creative showcase, we invite you to submit artwork or creative writing that fits the theme somehow. You don’t need to get these ideas approved - you can just start working on them.
For every issue, we give you a prompt to help spark your imagination. You don't need to use it, it's just there to help with inspiration.
For this issue, that prompt is: “You find a picnic laid out under a tree…” (you can use this as the starting point for a story or the inspiration for an artwork)

Requirements and Submitting
For more information and guidelines on our various sections, what types of submissions you might submit and what the requirements for each one are, please read through the overview thread and then head over to the Guidelines section to learn more.

Once your idea has been approved, you can send your submission through this form.

We are very excited to hear from you all!

Approved Ideas
Informative Articles
Drinks or food that became popular with social media + graphic (Janne Halla)
Latte art + graphic (Janne Halla)
Importance of water and hydration (River Fenwick)
Japanese tea ceremonies (River Fenwick)
The History of Hot Chocolate (Skylar Peyton)
Food alternatives in dishes (Viviana Kingston)

Biographies Note: No more biographies will be accepted for this issue.
Rachel Zegler (Lex Green)
Sabrina Carpenter (Lex Green)
Tina Fey (Lex Green)
Michael J Fox (Skylar Peyton)
Morgan Freeman (Skylar Peyton)

Personal/Opinion
Which beverages go with which Harry Potter House (Katherine Laurier)

News from the Wizarding World
Recipes for Throwing a Tea Party with Light Refreshments in the Wizarding World (Dibyarup James Potter)
How Your Wand Wood Reflects Your Beverage Preferences (Katherine Laurier)
Kitchen Witchery: using cooking for magical purposes + recipes (Emily Spencer)

Ads (6/8)
Hogwarts Cooking Club Ad (Dibyarup James Potter)
Brew and Simmer Society Ad (Dibyarup James Potter)
Hogwarts Potions Club Ad (Dibyarup James Potter)
Three Broomsticks Ad: Month-Long Light Refreshments Festival (Dibyarup James Potter)
Honeydukes Ad (Emily Spencer)
Signature and avatar making ad (Viviana Kingston)

Puzzles (8/8) Note: we're full up for puzzles now.
Maze (Janne Halla)
Wordsearch (Janne Halla)
Fallen Letters (River Fenwick)
Sudoku (River Fenwick)
Masyu (Dibyarup James Potter)
Hashi (Dibyarup James Potter)
Cryptogram (Katherine Laurier)
Jigsaw (Emily Spencer)
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Re: Submit to the Latest Issue! (Deadline: 20th June)

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Hello!

I'd like to make these submissions:

Wordsearch
Maze
Drinks or food that became popular with social media + graphic
Latte art + graphic

Thank you!
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Janne Halla wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:42 pm Hello!

I'd like to make these submissions:

Wordsearch
Maze
Drinks or food that became popular with social media + graphic
Latte art + graphic

Thank you!
All approved, Janne!
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I’d like to submit:

Fallen Letters
Sudoku
Importance of water and hydration
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Puzzles & Ads:
1. Masyu
2. Hashi
3. Hogwarts Cooking Club Ad
4. Brew and Simmer Society Ad (A Hogwarts students' club for enthusiasts of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and other similar beverages.)
5. Hogwarts Potions Club Ad
6. Three Broomsticks Ad: Month-Long Light Refreshments Festival

Articles:
1. Recipes for Throwing a Tea Party with Light Refreshments in the Wizarding World
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River Fenwick wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:15 pm I’d like to submit:

Fallen Letters
Sudoku
Importance of water and hydration
Dibyarup James Potter wrote: Sat Apr 20, 2024 12:00 pm Puzzles & Ads:
1. Masyu
2. Hashi
3. Hogwarts Cooking Club Ad
4. Brew and Simmer Society Ad (A Hogwarts students' club for enthusiasts of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and other similar beverages.)
5. Hogwarts Potions Club Ad
6. Three Broomsticks Ad: Month-Long Light Refreshments Festival

Articles:
1. Recipes for Throwing a Tea Party with Light Refreshments in the Wizarding World
All of these have been approved!
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The 'Importance of water and hydration' article wasn't added to the approved idea list. I'd also like to write another article, if possible, on Japanese tea ceremonies.
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River Fenwick wrote: Thu Apr 25, 2024 4:04 pm The 'Importance of water and hydration' article wasn't added to the approved idea list. I'd also like to write another article, if possible, on Japanese tea ceremonies.
I forgot to put on the approved list, thank you for telling us!

The second article is approved as well. :)
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I'd like to do biographies on Rachel Zegler (May 3rd), Sabrina Carpenter (May 11th) and Tina Fey (May 18th), if possible
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Hi! I'd like to do the following:

1. Cryptogram
2. Which beverages go with which Harry Potter House
3. How Your Wand Wood Reflects Your Beverage Preferences
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Lex Green wrote: Sat Apr 27, 2024 11:52 am I'd like to do biographies on Rachel Zegler (May 3rd), Sabrina Carpenter (May 11th) and Tina Fey (May 18th), if possible
Katherine Laurier wrote: Sat Apr 27, 2024 12:04 pm Hi! I'd like to do the following:

1. Cryptogram
2. Which beverages go with which Harry Potter House
3. How Your Wand Wood Reflects Your Beverage Preferences
All approved! :D
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Ad:

Ad for Honeyduke’s Sweet Shop


Puzzles:

Scrambled letter for foods found in Harry Potter
Jigsaw puzzle of Harry Potter sweets


Article:

Kitchen Witchery (using food in cooking for magical purposes, recipes of same)
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Emily Spencer wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 3:38 am Ad:

Ad for Honeyduke’s Sweet Shop


Puzzles:

Scrambled letter for foods found in Harry Potter
Jigsaw puzzle of Harry Potter sweets


Article:

Kitchen Witchery (using food in cooking for magical purposes, recipes of same)
Hello Emily, only one puzzle spot is available, which one do you want to submit for this issue of the Howler?

Rest is approved. :)
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I’ll do the jigsaw puzzle if that’s okay.
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Emily Spencer wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 4:55 am I’ll do the jigsaw puzzle if that’s okay.
Approved! :)
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Could I do:
The History of Hot Chocolate
Biography of Michael J Fox
Biography of Morgan Freeman
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Skylar Peyton wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 2:20 am Could I do:
The History of Hot Chocolate
Biography of Michael J Fox
Biography of Morgan Freeman
All approved!
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Can I do an article for food alternatives in dishes and an ad for avatar and signature creation?
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Viviana Kingston wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 2:43 pm Can I do an article for food alternatives in dishes and an ad for avatar and signature creation?
Both are approved!

As you already know, you will only get points for an ad not previously published.
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