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 prefer, you may pay with a check. Make the check out to Fractured Atlas* and send it to Persimmon Tree, c/o Jean Zorn, 399 E. 72nd St, Apt. 18C, New York NY 10021.

*Persimmon Tree is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts
service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Persimmon Tree must
be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent
permitted by law. Money contributed to Persimmon Tree via Fractured Atlas
will be given directly to the magazine.

Whichever way you make your gift, many thanks in helping to grow this persimmon tree!



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Marian Baldy
Entrekin Foundation
Barbara Faulkner
Nan Gefen
Jean Gould
Eugenia Grohman
Ann Humphrey
Marianne Kranz
Sue Leonard, in memory of Linda Boldt
Carol Mayer
Sarah McAulay
Barbara Mossberg
Bernard Palitz
Schwartz Family Fund
Kathryn Sklar
Eleanor Swent
Jean Zorn


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Wendy Barker
Evangeline Benedetti
Lyn Brakeman
Catharine Clark-Sayles
Jody Cothey
Lucille Lang Day
Mary Ruth Donnelly
Nancy Feinstein
Ruth Gais, in memory of Linda Boldt
Carolyn Geduld
Adele Glimm
Sharon Goodier
Susan Halperin
Cynthia Hogue
Elizabeth Horst
Jo Anne Howell
Aylette Jenness
Catharine Lucas
Mary Lee MacDonald
Shirley Moore
Ruth Saxton
Adrienne Sciutto
Ann F. Stanford
Norma Tucker
Mardi Tuminaro
Louise Weissglas, in memory of Susan Straus Orr
Eva Yachnes
Connie Zumpf


Kathleen Ambrogi
Anonymous (2)
Elly Bache
Patricia Baird
Joanne Barney, in honor of Peggy Bird
Brenda Bellinger
Alice Bloch
Adrianne Borgia
Julia Chase Brand
Susan Buckley
Sally Carlton
Judith Caroll
Myriam Chapman
Suzanne Cikowski
Henrietta Dahlstrom
Louise Dolan
Phyllis Douglas
Roberta Estar
Antoinette Frederick
Gaye Gambell-Peterson
Suvan Geer
Rosemary Hamm, in memory of Bernadette Fenning
Cheryl Heineman
Elyse Hilton
Mary R. Hilvert
Jean Jackmand
Gillian James
Kathleen Jonathan
Barbara Kane
Grace Keating
Sharon Kennedy
Gloria Kirchheimer, in memory of Diane Kalish
Susan Langraf
Jacqueline Lapidus, in memory of Chana Bloch
Lori Levy
Aurora Lewis
Jan Little
Renee Locks
Marylee MacDonald
Gretchen Maclachlan
Carol Marsh
Debby Mayer
Patricia McClelland
Patricia Pomerleau
M. Vivienne Popperl
Susan Rice
Luvon Roberson
Crystal Rogers, in honor of Wendy Cleveland
Marian Rogers
Natalie Safir
Deborah Shepherd
Alice Simpson
Shirley Smith
Lynne Sparrow
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios
Alison Webb
Anne B. White
Susan Won
Barbara Zucal