Persimmon Tree’s online magazine featuring “the creativity and talent of women over sixty to a wide audience of readers of all ages” includes a special section in their Spring 2011 issue of poems from the East Coast States, guest edited by Hannah Stein. Authors include Sasha Ettinger, Sandra Kohler, Janet Krauss, Diana Pinckney, Marjorie Norris, Susan Roche, Ada Jill Schneider, Dorothy Schiff Shannon, Carole Stone, and Dale Tushman.
Persimmon Tree ordinarily does not accept submissions of poetry. However, two times a year they hold contests and publish the winning poems submitted from poets who live in a specific geographical region. Here is the schedule:
Fall 2011 — WESTERN STATES (WA, OR, CA, AK, HI, NV, ID, AZ, UT, MT, WY, CO, NM). Submissions accepted April 15-June 15, 2011.
Spring 2012 — CENTRAL STATES (TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, MN, IA, MO, AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, KY, IN, MI, WI, IL, OH, WV, PA). Submissions accepted Oct. 15-Dec. 15, 2011.
Fall 2012 — INTERNATIONAL. Submissions accepted April 15-June 15, 2012.