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We at Persimmon Tree are dedicated to bringing you creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art from women over sixty.

Our commitment comes from seeing too many excellent older women writers and artists ignored or disregarded. We live in a youth-oriented society that fails to validate, much less venerate, these women’s talent and skill. Yet they have so much to offer. Decades of life experience have prepared them to speak to the largest questions, and they know how to do this in a multiplicity of ways.

Persimmon Tree wants to make older women’s work available to all ages.

The task is huge. Those of us who are doing it are volunteers, except for our web staff. The editor puts in very long hours, as do the contributing editors. Creating a magazine takes a lot of time and money.

We’re deeply committed—but you can help, too.
Consider sending a donation.
No amount is too small; everything will be very much appreciated.
If you wish to, you can designate your donation in honor of or in memory of an individual.
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1. Click here to pay with a credit card

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2. If you would prefer to contribute by check, you can do so by making out your check to Persimmon Tree and mailing it to

Persimmon Tree
c/o Jean Zorn, Publisher
20 W. 64th St., Apt. 30N
New York, NY 10021


3. You may also donate by Zelle. Address your donation to and note in the memo line that it is a donation.

*Persimmon Tree is a tax exempt charitable organization, pursuant to IRC Section 501(c)(3). Persimmon Tree is also a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. All contributions to Persimmon Tree, whether made by check or Zelle directly to Persimmon Tree or by credit card via Fractured Atlas, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

However you make your gift, and whatever its size, many thanks in helping to grow this persimmon tree!


Here is a list of the donations of $50 and above that Persimmon Tree received from you, our very generous readers and supporters, from January 1 to July 15 of this year.

We try to ensure that this list is as complete and accurate as it can be, but if you see any errors, or if anyone’s name is missing, please let us know, and we’ll make a correction as soon as we can. 

Sponsors have contributed $100 or more; supporters have contributed from $50 to $99, and sustainers are recurring donors who have arranged to contribute to Persimmon Tree automatically every month. We are grateful to all our donors, no matter the size of your gift. It is only because of your generosity that Persimmon Tree is able to continue to highlight the talent and creativity of older women.

Sponsors ($100 or more)

Lois Adams
Janet Brof
LoWell Brook
Susan Carlson
Jane Choate
Judy Collinson
Patricia Crisafulli
Nyla Dartt
Jude Dubin
Anna Dunlap
Janet Elshazly
Barbara Felton
Ruth Gais
Gail Gilliland
Mary Gilliland
Adele Glimm
Paula Goldman
Janice Hoffmann
Cynthia Hogue — in memory of Wendy Barker
Ann Hotta
Erica Jamieson
Carol Kammen
Nancy McKay — marking 5 years single
Ruth Minka
Louise Novotny
Alicia Ostriker
Melanie Perish
Honey Rand
Penny Righthand
Roberta Schultz
Kristyn Snedden
Kim Sosin
Julia Spring
Ann F Stanford
Ann F Stanford
Norma Tucker
Cat Warren — in memory of Wendy Barker
Gail M Webber
Margie Wildblood
Sharon Wright
Margaret Wagner

Sustainers ($50 to $99)

Suzanne Austin-Hill — in memory of H. Smith and S. Alexander
Denise Beck-Clark
Brenda Bellinger
Robin Eileen Bernstein
Dee Ann Birch
Alice Bloch
Ann Boaden
Kathleen Canrinus
Myriam Chapman
Marian Clark
Barbara Collentine
Lynn Connor
Sally Dean
Mary Donaldson-Evans
Gail Entrekin
Judith Fetterley
Pat Gardner-Adelizzi
Linda Gibson
Darlene Goetzman
Kathryn Goldman
Jan Haag
Julie Herbert
Ronnie Hess
Renee Henning
Maggie Hill
Susan Immelt
Joanne Jagoda
Linda Jane
Leslee Jepson
Mary C. Johansen
Kath Jonathan
Elise Kazanjian — in memory of Ralphie
Martha H Kennedy
Karyl Leslie
Barbara Lipski
Mardith Louisell
Fran Lubow
Jane Manaster
Lisa Periale Martin
Julianne McCullagh
Geraldine Szott Moohr
Judith Montgomery
Jade Myers
Hope Nisly
Alicia Orozco
Pamela Pearce
Andrea Penner
Vicki Phillips
Katha Pollitt
Julie Pratt
Gena Raps
Kate Ravin
Betty Reed
Charlene Reichert
Judith Ross
Kathleen Sampson
Stephanie Shafran
Nancy Shiffrin
Deborah Smith
Eleanor Spohr
Harriet Squier
Carol Steen
Catherine Stentzel
Jody Stewart
Eleanor Swent
Kathryn Taylor
Margaret Thiele
Jocelyn Thompson
windflower Townley
Pat Tyrer
Lorraine Waldau
Kresha Warnock
Tom Wiener
Edie Williams
Avra Wing

Stalwarts (monthly recurring donations)

Karen Brennan
Mary Burke
Alice Campbell Romano
Louise Dolan
Ann Humphrey
Yolanda Joosten
Sharon Kennedy
Marianne Kranz
Pamela Kress-Dunn
Sue Leonard — in memory of Marcia Freedman
Sara McAulay
Mary Mullen
Ruth Saxton
Elaine Schwartz
Margaret Thiele
Margaret E. Wagner
Jean Zorn