Sergio Trujillio is on the 2018 NYMF Grand Jury for the Next Link Project.
Sergio Trujillo is on the 2018 NYMF grand jury for the Next Link Project.
(© David Gordon)

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced that it is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Next Link Project.

The project is open to any writer, produced or unproduced, with or without agency representation. Next Link shows receive entrepreneurial training, networking opportunities, and dramaturgical support, culminating in a subsidized production at the festival. To submit a show, you must have a finished script and at least 75% of the songs recorded. All entries undergo double-blind evaluations by members of NYMF's reading committee, with finalists reviewed by a grand jury of industry professionals. Approximately 10 shows are chosen each year.

Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, November 1, at 11:59pm EDT. Those who submit materials by Wednesday, October 11, will receive an early-bird discount of $20 off the standard $75 application fee. The submission fee for students is $25 with a valid student ID.

The 2018 NYMF grand jury will include Michael Cerveris, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jane Dubin, Anika Chapin, West Hyle, Jenny Koons, Lorin Latarro, Jack Phillips Moore, Saheem Ali, Natasha Sinha, Katie Gamelli, and Sergio Trujillo.