Dependent of the quality of your site, you might want to use these directories as additions, instead of alternatives, to DMOZ.
Meaning, fork out the dough for editorial reviews while you’re waiting for DMOZ editors to get around to reviewing your site – if it does not stay in DMOZ limbo.
Yahoo : dir.yahoo.com
Best of the Web : www.botw.org
GoGuides : www.goguides.org
BlueFind : www.bluefind.com
Wow Directory : www.wowdirectory.com
RubberStamped : www.rubberstamped.org
Umdum : www.umdum.com
Alive : www.alivedirectory.com