Starting to shop a novel around to a few indies. Most guidelines I try to adhere to, but the "No simultaneous submissions" one gives me pause. With responses taking months (if ever), and the probability of acceptance being minuscule (as most publishers admit), and there being so many publishers, it seems an unfair request. I'm inclined not to comply, or to even notify them if it's picked up elsewhere. In the unlikely event a manuscript receives multiple acceptances, one can always decline the contract/edits/whatever. I'm not sure, but doubt literary agents sub sequentially. How would they get bidding wars? Anyone have any thoughts or experience (from either side) with this?