I can't say about Harry Potter, because I don't edit in that category, but in Music, we have many bands whose categories are closed until they come out with a new album. Then we will open it up for a while, so authors can write quizzes on the new songs.
One thing to remember though - if a category has been closed, it will probably stay 'restricted' even when opened up again. There will be some restrictions on the questions that can be asked, and there may be additional requirements in terms of amount of interesting info, for instance. The basics of English (spelling, punctuation, grammar...) are always important here, but in a restricted category they are absolutely essential. If a quiz is submitted to a restricted category and is written all in lower case, for example, I won't even look at it. So, give that extra proofreading!