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.” 


Slippage Prisms by Christine Bettis

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                                                                Christine Bettis is a poet in the MFA program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in Queen Mob's Teahouse and is forthcoming in Similar:Peaks:: and Storm Cellar. She spends most nights thinking about cults and poetry. She is from Detroit. The images were created with, designed by Vince McKelvie.

NOR DO THEY by Jaclyn Watterson

Everything Is Erotic Therefore Everything Is Exhausting by Johanna Hedva