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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
1600 SE 15th St., Apt. 212
Fort Lauderdale FL 33316-2720


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 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 Persimmon Tree received from you, our very generous readers and supporters, from January 1, 2022, to August 17, 2022.

We try to ensure that this list is as complete and accurate as it can be, but if you see any mistakes in it, 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; sustainers have contributed from $50 to $99, supporters have contributed up to $49; and stalwarts 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)

Marian B
Sally W Buffington
Xavier Callahan
Judy Collinson
Rita Jane Gabbett
Ruth Gais
Claudia Geagan
Nan Gefen
Adele Glimm
Grace W. Harde
Sara Henry
Vera Adler Hoffman
Judy Ireland
Erica Jamieson
Antoinette Kennedy
Ellen Leary
Ann Levin
Mardith Louisell
Hope Nisly
Melanie Perish
Lisa Piediscalzi
Nancy Kline Piore
Marian Posey
Honey Rand
Mary Lou Reker
Alice Simpson
Valerie Sopher
Ann F Stanford
Eleanor Swent
Norma Tucker

Sustainers ($50 to $99)

Donnarae Aiello
Mark Aulman
Wendy Barker
Susan Barthel
Greta Berman
Ann Boaden
Nancy Braun
Janet Brof
Phyllis Carito
Elizabeth Chase
Noma Edwards
Barbara Faulkner
Suvan Geer
Linda Gibson
Kathryn Goldman
Janet Harrison
Renee Henning
Hope Herting
Cynthia Hogue
Pamela (Turner) Houston
Maj-Britt Johnson
Edie Kausch
Kathleen Keevins
Susan Knox
Kathryn Lovatt
Susan McCarthy
Carol Nadell
Louise Novotny
Sylvia Pollack
Julie Pratt
Ellen Reichman
Joan Reinhardt-Reiss
Ellen Reynard
Marlene Samuels
Kathleen Sampson
Stephanie Schamess
Stephanie Shafran
Karin Shipman
Carolyn Sidd
Cynthia Slack
Eleanor Spohr
Carol Steen
Joyce Tomlinson
Monona Wali
Linda Washburn
Avra Wing
Anne Harding Woodworth
Sherri Wright
Eva Yachnes

Supporters (Up to $50)

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Liz Abrams-Morley
Frances P Adler
Kathleen Joy Anderson
Gail Arnoff
Alice Bloch
Lynette Blumhardt
Patricia Brawley
Karen Brennan
Janet Brof
Paula Brown
Mary Burke
Alice Campbell Romano
Rachel Cann
Diane Churchill
Catharine Clark-Sayles
Christie Cochrell
Nancy Corlis
P.H. Crosby
Marcia Croyle
Sally Dean
Carolyn Devol
Dorothy Dirienzi
Gail Entrekin
Susan Golden
Nicolette Golding
Sheila Grinell
Anara Guard
JoAnn Hoffman
Jean Jackman
Yolanda Joosten
Gail Kent
Sandy King
Maureen Lahey
Charlotte Mandel
Portia McCracken
Kathy Miller
Dana Moriarty
Sue R. Morin
Lynda Myers
Ruth O’Dell
Mary Beth OConnor
Denise Osso
Crystal Pillifant
Judith Kelly Quaempts
Lynne Reitman
Judith R. Robinson
Kathleen Robinson
Susan Sailer
JoAnn Sanderson
Vera Sandronsky
Susan Schoch
Jane Seskin
Patricia Temple
Carol Thomas
Mardi Tuminaro
Alison Webb
Marty Williams
Kathleen Winter
Carol Wobig
Cynthia Wold
Joanne Woodruff
Ellen Woods
Marcia Y
Keltie Zubko

Stalwarts (monthly recurring donations)

Louise Dolan
Ann Humphrey
Yolanda Joosten
Sharon Kennedy
Marianne Kranz
Pamela Kress-Dunn
Sue Leonard
Mary Mullen
Alice Campbell Romano
Ruth Saxton
Margaret Thiele
Margaret E. Wagner
Jean Zorn