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.” 


Drawings by Marie Gardeski



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Marie Gardeski is an American artist living in Indiana. She creates small, delicately detailed drawings featuring seemingly sweet subjects in strange (and sometimes slightly scary) situations.

Five Poems by Ally Harris

Three Poems by Sara Renberg