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 First Crossing" by Josephine Roele

the first crossing                                  now his neck is folded through with water and the coals have burned and the metal has forged the mane. this skin won’t split. see                    how we make our men: slowly, with heat at first              and blood eyes that drum so quickly set to aspic, to glass              in the flood     Josephine Roele is a senior at Edinburgh University in Scotland studying for an MA in English Literature. Her work has appeared in The Veg and steps magazine.

"Will Come to You Nude" by Jean Bowels

"Freak" by Nicole Miller