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.” 


Five Black Outs by Holly Weinberg


Originally from Dutchess County, New York, Holly Weinberg received her BA in English from Pace University and MFA in Creative Writing from Stony Brook Southampton. She currently lives in Sag Harbor, New York. She has a good sense of direction and a high tolerance for cold water. She is in a band.

"Congrats, Alice" by Alice Wilder

Getting Anything to Grow by Sonia Feigelson