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.” 


Body Play by Sally Deskins

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SallyDeskins is an artist and writer, focusing on the perspectives of women in art. Her writing has been published internationally and her art has been exhibited nationally and published internationally. She illustrated Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2014) and Leaves of Absence (Red Dashboard, forthcoming December 2015), both with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman. She is founding curator of Les Femmes Folles, an organization supporting women in art.


One of Us By Farah Ahamed

A Delicate Dance by 
Sarah Beller