WHY NOT BE PART OF IT? SEE BELOW...
What is the Concordance? It's a guide to the Harry Potter universe
through the eyes of the fans. The Concordance is essays, artwork,
poetry, and more. It's a collection of lists. It's a new way to enjoy
Here in the concordance you'll find an alphabetical list, something like
an encyclopedia. But the topics covered aren't the usual ones like
magic spells or
classes at Hogwarts.
You'll find that elsewhere in the Lexicon.
The Concordance is different because the topics are different.
Here you'll find things like "friendship" or "red."
You'll find "anger" and "weather" and "lights"
and "fire." The topics are in some ways more
general but they allow insights into the world of Harry Potter that
just don't fit into the normal encyclopedia format.
Another big difference, though, is the format of the content. Sure, there
are the usual short essays. But since the Concordance is written by fans
from all over the world and in all sorts of styles, it's not limited to
prose. You'll find artwork and poetry and lists along with the essays. You
might find more than one entry on a particular topic. And you might very
well find yourself wanting to contribute some of your own work. If you'd
like to contribute, check out the rules below before you send anything in.
Guidelines for Contributions to the Concordance
Format can be anything that fits what you want to say: essay, poem,
artwork, list, outline, sketch, animation, flowchart, etc. You do not have
to submit your work in HTML or any other web-ready form. Please don't send
work formatted in HTML by a Microsoft product such as Word or FrontPage.
Plain text is great, as is a plain Word document. Just avoid the whole
"save as HTML" thing. We can convert just about any graphic into a
The Lexicon is known for its high qualty content. We will select only
contributions of comparably high quality.
Content must be directly from canon. Sorry, but this is the Lexicon,
so fanfiction doesn't belong here.
Content may include some conjecture or interpretation, as long as it's
Please indicate in the subject line of your submission what topic it is
for (e.g. "concordance - separation").
In the case of artwork that depicts a scene from canon, please identify
in the subject line of your submission the book and chapter of the scene
(e.g. PS12 for scenes from
"The Mirror of Erised"), as in
"concordance - artwork - [book-chapter identifer]".
In the case of artwork that is a portrait of a character from canon,
please identify the character
Archie from the World Cup,
Luna Lovegood) in the subject line
of your submission, as in
"concordance - artwork - portrait - [character name]"
In the case of artwork that illustrates
a creature (e.g. veela),
device/item (e.g. Hand of Glory),
or plant (e.g. Mandrake)
from canon, please identify the object being depicted in the subject line
of your submission, as in
"concordance - artwork - [item name]"
Please use a separate email for each different submission. Don't just
send us a link to your website and say "Go ahead and use whatever
artwork you want."
Content must be child-friendly. The Lexicon is used by schools all over
the world. When in doubt, use the content of the books themselves as a
guide as to what fits our criteria. We're very strict on this and when
in doubt, we err on the side of caution.
Final decisions are made by the Lexicon staff as to what qualifies for
the Concordance. There is no guarantee that we will use what you submit.
We will send a note acknowledging receipt of your work and whether we are
likely to include it in the Concordance. It may take some time for accepted
content to show up in the Concordance. Please be patient.
Please include your name in the form you'd like it to appear in the
Concordance. All submissions are credited to the author/creator. You
retain copyright for your work and may request that we remove it
from the Concordance at any time.
We may remove your work from the Concordance at any time should we decide
to make changes in the website. We won't be able to inform you of this if
We reserve the right to edit submissions as we see fit for inclusion in
the Concordance. Artwork may be resized or converted to a lower-resolution.
If you don't like our editing, you may appeal or ask that we remove your
work from the site.
Any topic is fair game as long as it's canon based and child-friendly.
You may write about a topic already included or start a new topic of
PLEASE UNDERSTAND that we are the final
decision-makers on what topics or submissions are included in the Lexicon.
You may not agree with our decisions, but we get to make them either way.
We make no promises or guarantees. On the other hand, this is supposed
to be fun. We'll do everything we can to make it so.