Beginning Jan. 11, writers whose work has not been professionally produced in New York City, may submit their work for inclusion in NYMF's Next Link Project, which helps bring new musicals from the developmental stage to fully realized productions.
The 12 works accepted for the Next Link Project benefit from the Next Link dramaturg team, as well as writer support resources, including industry networking and producer "matchmaking" events, and financial assistance through discounted technical support and waiving of production deposits.
Writers must provide a demo recording of their songs, a detailed synopsis of their show, a 15-page script sample (in addition to a complete script), lyrics to one song and, if applicable, proof of rights to adapt underlying material.
Next Link works are selected through an open submission, blind evaluation process. The deadline for Next Link submissions is March 1. An early bird deadline has been set for Feb. 1.
NYMF success stories include Next to Normal, [title of show], Altar Boyz, Yank!, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Big Voice: God or Merman, Captain Louie, Gutenberg! The Musical, Meet John Doe, Nerds:// A Musical Software Satire and Shout! The Mod Musical. For complete Next Link guidelines visit NYMF.