Submissions are open for Write Now 5, our annual new writing Festival for playwrights with a connection to south east London.

The submissions will be read by the in-house team at the Jack, led by Artistic Director Kate Bannister, with the shortlist being discussed by a panel of industry experts. We are pleased to announce that joining us in 2014 will be

Lin Coghlan (Eastenders, Soho Theatre, National Theatre), Franko Figueiredo (StoneCrabs Theatre), Simon James Collier (Okai Collier Company) and a member of the BBC writersroom,

Please see the Write Now pages on our website for how to apply.