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.” 


Four Paintings by Lia Vé

  Lia_Ve-aberration4     Lia_Ve-ghost2     Lia_Ve-petitefille_viande     Lia_Ve-histoire-femme-talons5   Lia Vé (Villevieille) is a french artist based in Lyon (born 1989 in Aix-Provence). Her multidisciplinary work incorporates drawing, watercolor, collage, embroidery, and installation. She also works in graphic design and contemporary jewelry. She depicts floating scenes where daily life is never free of absurdities and occult attitudes. Her fragile figures have morphological deviations and senseless gestures, questioning the boundaries between sweetness and cruelty. Her world is full of esoteric, feminine and horrific evocations but takes on important comical dimension. She received a Master's degree of Fine Arts with honors from University of Marseille, for the publication of a Memoir about monstruous representation in art, and perturbation in graphic design. Her work have been published in alternative graphic zines such Laurence 666 (Mauvaise Foi), Mort-Né fanzine, and Tranchée Racine (United Dead Artists).

SUMP PUMP by Maria Anderson

Love Stinks, Other Criteria by Rebecca Beauchamp