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.” 


Self Portraitsby Jen Davis






























Jen Davis is a photographer living in Brooklyn. For the past 9 years she has been working on a series of self-portraits. She received her MFA from Yale University in 2008, and her BA from Columbia College Chicago in 2002. Davis is represented by Lee Marks Fine Art.

"A Matter of Urgency"by Alyssa Barrett

"Portion"by Diane Williams