DMOZ has been broken for the last three weeks. They uploaded an old dataset so the public could still search. But all editor functions and site submissions have been offline. In other words there is currently no chance in getting a new link from DMOZ.
What is a link monkey supposed to do? There are some alternative resources that will give you a good link in exchange for a bit of volunteering. Wikipedia.org is a popular alternative. Best of The Web Blog Directory is another good one. Let’s not forget about regular link building through press releases, link exchange requests and article submissions.
Hopefully DMOZ gets back online soon, but I doubt it will be back for at least another week.