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.” 


Newspapers by Pat Shannon



























For several years, Pat Shannon sustained what she describes as an extended non-verbal dialogue with newspapers.

Etchings and Lithographs by Lauren Pakradooni

Eight Poems by Dana Inez