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.” 


"The Fights"by Indaia Whitcombe

Indaia Whitcombe is a photographer and writer.  She is currently a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow through the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  She lives and works in South Boston.

"Marriage is a Legal Fiction"by Legacy Russell

"The Women"by Ashley Farmer