Name Label
story Short stories
essay Essays
play Plays
fantasy Fantasy Literature (includes Utopian literature, Imaginary Conversations, Imaginary Voyages)
narrative Narratives
treatise Treatises
textbook Textbooks
dialog Dialogues
manuscript Manuscript
translation Translations
scientific Scientific works
correspondence Correspondence
manuals Manuals
other Other
novels Novels
novellas Novellas
epistolary Epistolary novels
poem Poems
pamphlet Pamphlet

All terms to characterize genres are drawn from the RBMS controlled vocabulary, except for ‘pamphlet’, which is included in the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) though absent from RBMS.