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.” 


Cul-de-Sac by Lucy Tiven

I remember in the college library when my friend dropped many bananas on the table and said I LOVE HAVING ENOUGH OF SOMETHING!!             but, enough portmanteaus             & those             greyly lit             fragments             of events             & sex I don’t care about sex             except doing it which is almost always fun & never too sad or moral to take back     Lucy Tiven lives in Los Angeles. She has a little black cat.

the 5th day of october on 10th st by Dani Planer

Two Rooms by Teresa Carmody