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.
1. Click here to pay with a credit card
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
1600 S.E. 15th St
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!
Hope N. Prosky
Jane D. Choate
Heidi Messner, in honor of Nancy Kline
Naris Montes, in memory of a wonderful poet, Bonnie L. Johnson
Alice Campbell Romano
Mary Ann Savage
Elizabeth Kirckpatrick Vrenios
Subhaga Crystal Bacon
Lalita Noronha Blob
Lisa Michael Boldt
Adrianne Borgia, in memory of my mother, Elizabeth Borgia
Wendy T. Carlisle
Jo Ann Hoffman
Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer, in memory of Nelly Burlingham
Susan Schoch, in memory of Jane Schoch Basey
S. L. Stevens
R. M. Yager