Important Note: The option for registering a “collection” of unpublished works was eliminated on March 15th. Applicants may no longer use the Standard Application to register multiple unpublished works on or after that date.
Beginning March 15th, you may register up to 10 unpublished works using the new application for a “Group of Unpublished Works”. A different limit will apply when registering a group of photographs. Read more.
A literary work is a work that explains, describes, or narrates a particular subject, theme, or idea through the use of narrative, descriptive, or explanatory text, rather than dialog or dramatic action. Generally, literary works are intended to be read; they are not intended to be performed before an audience.
|Abridgements||Advertisements (printed text)||Advertising / Marketing Materials (printed text)|
|Blogs||Board Games (text)||Book (Fiction / Non-Fiction)|
|Catalogs (textual aspects)||Cookbooks||Craft Books|
|Historical Works||How-To Books||Instructions|
|Medical & Legal Publications||Newsletters||Newspapers|
|Research Papers||Serials||Short Stories|
|Tests||Text Only||Text w/Artwork included|