They can also pounce if you quote from unpublished material, which remains in copyright.
Her unpublished first novel was a traditional debut, a thinly veiled account of her own life.
“I started exploring ruins a lot and digging,” he writes in “Ramblings and Rumblings,” his unpublished family history.
There are a million talented writers out there who are unpublished only because they stop writing when it gets hard.
Two previously unpublished stories draw from her days in psychiatric hospitals.
Mr. Græme had received from Paris an unpublished opera of Auber's.
Replies to Matthew Arnold's American criticisms (unpublished).
Celsus of Fabricius, which is only slightly described from Mr. Jones's unpublished drawings.
It was unpublished at the time of his death, but could not be found among his papers.
To me these epistles are good as fresh "Uncommercials," or unpublished "Sketches by Boz."
mid-14c., "make publicly known, reveal, divulge, announce;" alteration of publicen (early 14c.) by influence of banish, finish, etc.; from extended stem of Old French publier "make public, spread abroad, communicate," from Latin publicare "make public," from publicus "public" (see public). Meaning "issue (a book, etc.) to the public" is from late 14c., also "to disgrace, put to shame; denounce publicly." Related: Published; publishing. In Middle English the verb also meant "to people, populate; to multiply, breed" (late 14c.), e.g. ben published of "be descended from."