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Hi, I'm new here.  I'm curious about some of the abbreviations being used.  I think YA is probably Young Adult, PB is Picture Book, but can someone confirm that for me, please.  And what is MG?  Is there a place on the site to see a list of abbreviations?

#1 - December 04, 2007, 04:33 PM


Middle grade.....and Welcome to Verla's! You're in the right place.

Here's a glossary if that helps...

And feel free to take the crash course. Hope it saves you LOTS of TIME and confusion!


#2 - December 04, 2007, 04:41 PM

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You might already know these, but a few more that are common here (including some that took me a while to decipher)

CP - critique partner, also critters
DH - dear husband
DD, DS - dear daughter, son
MS - manuscript, which the Brad keeps trying to turn into manny
CWIM - children's writers & illustrators market (the reference book)

Standard messaging shorthand:
FWIW - for what it's worth
IMHO or IMO -- in my (humble) opinion

Agents and editors are commonly referred to by their initials also.
#3 - December 04, 2007, 05:40 PM
The Farwalker Trilogy
The Humming of Numbers
Reality Leak

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Thanks so much.  I appreciate the response. 
#4 - December 06, 2007, 10:25 AM


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