I recently received a request from a publisher for my manuscript on the condition that I haven't submitted it to any other publishers. Well I have submitted it to several publishers but I didn't tell them that! I think that it's incredibly unfair of publishers to ask this of writers when they take months to get back to you and if they reject your manuscript you are then back to square one when you could have spent those months generating interest from other publishers / agents. Does anyone actually do this ie. only submit to one publisher when this is a condition, or is everyone else out there also lying through their teeth like me and telling publishers that they are the "only one"?