News flash: the latest development for the Pottermore site is a “Magical Quill” challenge.

According to the announcement on the site, to get early access to Pottermore, users must solve the riddle on the site from July 31 to August 6. Clicking on the clue and solving it will lead the user to the Magical Quill, which will then allow the user to submit registration details to the site.

There are limited slots to the site and the Magical Quill will not appear when the slots for the day have been filled. Other sources also reveal that each featured riddle for the 7 days will be about a Harry Potter book (Day 1- PS, Day 2 – COS, Day 3- POA… and so on) and the riddles for the first three days are harder than the last four days. (Read more about it on Leaky and the site FAQ). If you solve the riddle correctly, the site will lead you to http://quill.pottermore.com/(answer), and you can send in your registration details and wait for an Owl for your welcome letter.

For those who are not able to register for the early access period, the site officially opens to the public in October (but who wants to wait?!?).

Pottermore reveals that The Magical Quill “detects the birth of magical children and writes their name down in a large book” — apparently this is how Professor McGonagall knows who to send all those Hogwarts admission letters to.

I am not sure what time zone the site is following, but I plan to lurk around for a magic quill. Right now it’s just “7 books, 7 days, 7 chances,” and they say that’s not it.

If anyone succeeds with the Magical Quill, do send me an owl!