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.” 


Burials by Evie Woltil Richner

Burial #12.jpeg Burial #14.jpeg Burial #10.jpeg Burial #17                                                     Evie Woltil Richner is a graduate student pursuing her MFA in painting and drawing at the University of Florida. Born and raised in Largo, Florida, she developed a love of art at a young age. After graduating high school from the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, she attended the University of Florida, graduating with a BFA in printmaking and a BA in English in 2009. Evie then moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where she continued to make art and worked as a print assistant at the University of Wisconsin’s Tandem Press. Her current artwork explores themes of loss, memory, and ephemerality. She has had works shown in California, Minnesota, Ohio, England, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C., as well as around Florida. After attaining her MFA, she plans on teaching at the college level, while continuing her career as an artist.

C - M - C by Jennifer MacKenzie

Aarne-Thompson Type 2009 (Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviewers Describe A Scene In Which A Teenage Boy Covers A Teenage Girl’s Mouth As She Screams No, Bangs Her Head Against A Rock and Then Rapes Her As She Slips Into Unconsciousness) by Jillian Buckley