Dear Haiku Maven, I was recently named haiku editor for a new online journal. A friend of mine sent me 10 haiku to ‘look over’ before submitting them to me. I don’t think this is fair to the other submitters. But I have heard other editors do this all the time for friends. She is a good friend of mine. What should I do? Put Upon
Dear P U, Haiku Maven believes in a level playing field. It appears that your friend is trading on your friendship. This is never a good idea. Haiku Maven thinks you have two options: You could ignore the email or you could just email your friend another copy of the submission guidelines. You may lose a friend but you will keep your integrity.
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