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

Jean Zorn
Persimmon Tree
1600 S.E. 15th St
Apt. 212
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


*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!



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Margaret Bean
Devara Berger in memory of Derek Pogson
Susan Bryant
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Patricia Cogen
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Robin Gross
Sue Guynn
Emi Hatruro
Nancy Henningsen
Bonnie and Karen Asselin/Johnson
Maureen Lahey
Julie Lakehomer
Michelle Landsberg
Sue Leonard in honor of Linda Boldt
Lucy Marx
Carol Mayer
Fredericke Merck
Alberta Morgan
Jennifer Nessel
Lisa Piediscalzi
Nancy Piore
Adrienne Sciutto
Kathryn Sklar
Mary Summers
Norma Tucker
Ellen Wiener
Susan Zimmerman
Jean Zorn


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Sing Baker
Julia Ballerini
Wendy Barker
Margo Berdeshevsky
Greta Berman
Narita Noronha Blob
Alice Bloch
Michael and Lisa Boldt
Barbara Bolton
Patricia Brawley
Mary D. Brown
Kimberly Burnett
Catharine Clark-Sayles
Patricia Cogen
Pamela Cothey
Ruth Crocker
Jane Desmond
JP DiBlasi
Louise Dolon
Elana Dykewoman
Adele Glimm
Eugenia Grohman
Susan Halperin
Jo Ann Hoffman
Cynthia Hogue
Barbara Kane
Antoinette Kennedy
Sharon Kennedy
Marianne Kranz
Fran Lubow
Martha Mendelsohn
Hattie Myers
Kathleen Naureckas
Mary Kate Owens
Gaye Peterson
Patricia Pomerleau
Gena Raps
Patricia Rauscher
Charlene Reichert
Crystal Rogers
Ruth Saxton
Elizabeth Stoessl
Patricia Sullivan
Eleanor Swent
Mardi Tuminaro
Elizabeth Vrenios


Kathy Anderson
Marie Anderson
Gail Arnoff
Ellie Bache
Glenda Beall
Rachel Biale
Paula Bonnell
Nancy Boucher in memory of Betsy
Theresa Brown
Sandra Butler
Myriam Chapman
Elaine D’Agostini
Beth DellaRocco
LinMarie DiCianni in honor of Dana_Writing Alive!
Noma Edwards
Roberta Estar
Catherine Flaherty
Linda Freedland
Suvan Geer
Brigitte Goetz
Cynthia Gross
F. Hamm
Janet Harrison
Josephine Hausam
Gloria Heffernan
Sally Hess
Elyse Hilton
Jo Ann Hoffman
K. Keevins
Adrienne Keller
Karen Keltz
Sharon Kennedy
Jean Kilbourne
Elaine Schwartz Kirkpatrick
Pamela Kress-Dunns
Susan Kress
Jaqueline Lapidus in memory of Chana Bloch
Josette Lee
Lori Levy
Mardith Louisell
Carol Marsh
Patricia Miller
Joan Moritz
Carol Nadel
Connie Nelson
Janet Newman
Alice Nye
Elaine Orr
Lenore Pimentel
Vivian Pisano
M. Vivienne Poppert
Judith Quaempts
Sylvia RamosJames
Charlene Reichert
Susan Rice
Crystal Rogers in honor of James Applewhite
Moira Sauvage
Mary Schoen
Leslie Schurmann
Lynne E Sparrow
Charlene Spretnak
Ann F. Stanford
Mary Langer Thompson
Carmen Urrutia
Alison Webb
Linda Weimer
Judith Weir
Mary Whetstone
Susan Won
EZ Zimmer