Two Serious Ladies is a small online magazine to promote writing and art by women.

The magazine was created in 2012 by Lauren Spohrer, who regrets how slowly she responds to submissions.

It’s named for the 1943 short novel by Jane Bowles. The novel contains the line:

“I wanted to be a religious leader when I was young and now I just reside in my house and try not to be too unhappy.” 


"Holly Go Lightly"by Gabby Gabby

To view Holly Go Lightly in its entirety, click hereGabby Gabby is the author of three e-books. Her chapbook, Airplane Food, is forthcoming from NAP (2012) and a full length collection of poems, Tiny Clothes for Tiny People, is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms (2014). She has been published in Metazen and various other online publications.

Teaser from Next Year in Jerusalemby Layal Barakat

"Bones"by Manjula Martin