We are very pleased and proud to announce this year's shortlist for the MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award via Mercury Musical Developments, supported by our friends at MTI Europe.

We received over 70 submissions! Thank you so much to everyone who entered their work for consideration, and congratulations to...

After Elijah by Omar Baroud
Christmas in the City by Bella Barlow & A.C. Smith
Fable by Kurt Kansley & Oliver Lidert
Fallen Angel by Giles Fernando & Sara Eker
Home Free by Adam Wachter
P.S. I'm A Terrible Person by Jordan Paul Clarke & Francesca Forristal
Swing Heil! by Pippa Cleary & Kieran Merrick
The Bridge of San Luis Ray - A Musical Fable by Tim O'Connor & Susannah Pearce
The Cereal Cafe by Adam Dickinson, Jacob Dorrell & Tom Ling

Our Mentorship Award runs biennially with the aim of helping writers with a first full draft of a new musical to develop their work over a 12 month programme of support. For more information about this and our Song Prize, please visit: ​​​www.mercurymusicals.com​​​