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.” 


Eulogy for Zelda by Lara Mimosa Montes

  the-90-year-old-club-kid.2281035.87 Today The Times said you flopped over at 95 Maybe you were overwhelmed Maybe you were the real Mrs. Mallard but when they reported your leaving

they lied

Last night at The Jane I saw you scoring some crystal from a former Limelight DJ Zelda, I know it was you—I could tell by the way the light hit your silver-palladium fillings drilled sometime before the second World War in a dentistʼs office outside Paterson knocked out on too much nitrous touching another time (as WCW had said in Paterson “touching as the mind touches”) So, Zelda, old joy, see you later see you after midnight at the after party and don't forget your kitten heels     Lara Mimosa Montes was born in the Bronx, but currently resides in Brooklyn. Other poems of hers have been published or are forthcoming in Fence, The Fanzine, Triple CanopyONandOnScreenWomen's Studies Quarterly, and Bone Bouquet. She can also be found here.

Panel vs. Board by Nora Lange

Zag by Rita Bullwinkel