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.” 


HI RISK by Courtney Stephens

"You are not mad; you have a case of scabies but look intelligent. Where are your babies?"                                                          - Elizabeth Bishop12345678




































































Courtney Stephens is a filmmaker, photographer and writer based in Los Angeles. She is currently completing an essay film on female travelers, based on letters from India over the past 200 years.

Ungrateful Skin by Claire Comstock-Gay

Two Poems by Vanessa Roveto