Book Fair 2020: The French Overseas Ministry and Outremers 360 launch the “Write an acrostic poem” contest


On the occasion of the Livre Paris fair, which takes place from March 19 to 23, 2020, the overseas ministry, in partnership with Outremers360 °, is organizing a literary competition on the acrostic theme. A competition open to all.

An acrostic is a short poem, the initials of each line read from top to bottom form a word related to the subject of the poem. The form can be rhymed or not, rhythmic or free.

Like Apollinaire who wrote acrostics forming the name of his beloved Lou:

Lnight my heart at night is very sweet and very blonde

O Lou the pure sky  today like a wave

Un heart mine follows you to the end of the world

The ACROSTICHES 2020 competition invites participants to write a poem forming the word OVERSEAS !

And describing the representation or the feeling of the editor in relation to overseas territories. What does the word OUTREMER mean to you? A description ? A feeling ? A membership?

Describe it with your words, your emotions and take the members of the jury on a journey to try to win the 2020 literary prize of the overseas ministry!

Send us your best poem before March 6, Paris time and try to win a book prize worth 300 euros as well as the publication of your work on the Outremers 360 ° site!

To participate, go to the website of the French overseas department:


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