Persimmon Tree: an online magazine of the arts by women over sixty

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Gill James, Ann Boaden, Julie Brickman, Melinda Burns, Vesna Main, Mary-Lous Weisman, Ellen Leary, Mary Dingee Fillmore, Louise A. Dolan, Anne Kaier, Mona Lisa Saloy, Frances Payne Adler, Wendy Barker, Jane Augustine, Chana Bloch
Online, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
~12 per genre
No payment
Issues per Year: 
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

Persimmon Tree, a quarterly magazine of the arts, brings the creativity and talent of women over 60 to a wide audience of readers of all ages. The magazine seeks work that reveals rich experiences and a variety of perspectives. Each issue includes several fiction and nonfiction pieces as well as sections on art, music, and poetry. Twice a year Persimmon Tree holds a regional Poetry Competition.

Tips From the Editor

Writers who submit work to Persimmon Tree are required to be subscribers. Subscriptions are free and easy to complete at

Contact Information

Margaret Wagner, Editor in Chief
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Last updated: Mar 21, 2024