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.” 

 

"My Autoerotic Subjectivity"by Krystal Languell

a little depressed, my syntax a little grammatical, my machismo a little status quo, my violence a little problematic, my allergens a little crowdsourced, my oaths a little pointed, my graphic design a little nostalgic, my irony a little chez moi, my cuisine a little automatic, my disability a little tolerant, my pedagogy a little real-life, my reservations a little economic, my aboutness a little arch, my femininity

         

Krystal Languell is the author of Call the Catastrophists (BlazeVox, 2011) and her poetry has appeared in DIAGRAM, Yew, Denver Quarterly and elsewhere. Her interviews have been published online at Coldfront, and she edits the journal Bone Bouquet. Languell teaches writing at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and Pratt Institute, and is a member-curator in the Belladonna Collaborative.

"Homemaker"by Mira Mattar

Three Paintingsby Shurooq Amin