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.” 


"Form A"by Nicole Zdeb

Name: means victory. For warsome people, that’s comfort. Strong-legged goddess. Nearsighted and fleet. DOB: crystallization/nucleation/light of Hunger Moon became SS#: convergence and retention once the first small crystal forms Address: Tell me a story about when I was a little girl. Telephone: (Home) a turbulent flow                                      I use the words you taught me   (Mobile) source of surface tension                                        if they don’t mean anything any more,                                                                                                      teach me others.  Email: Write it down and scratch it out because it is ridiculous. Then leave it in a public place. Website:Wake up! I have good news for YOU! Best time to reach you: It was like they were in 1958 jumping rope and someone yells, Peppers! How did you hear about us? In the history of my future, I am portrayed as having a big nose. Check all that apply:

Writing ding a ling makes you feel like one Layer cake You assume good things Other

Nicole A. Zdeb has had poems and reviews published in VOLT, Gulf Coast, Word for/Word, Parcel, Wicked Alice, Foursquare, Humble Humdrum Frock, fourW, and Past Simple. She was awarded the Booranga Prize for Poetry in 2009, and her work has appeared on city buses. In 2010, she edited and published Saqqara, collection of poetry and visual art thematically focused on dreams and the subconscious. Her chapbook, The Friction of Distance, was published by Bedouin Press in 2011.

"Bones"by Manjula Martin

"The Celebrity Beekeepers"by Too Cute (Trinie Dalton)