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 Journey to Shark Island"by Katherine Gallagher

Katherine Gallagher received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor at Gulf Coast State College in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. She has previously taught at the University of Tennessee and participated in a teaching workshop at the Kansas City Art Institute. She completed an artist residency in Poznan, Poland with the Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan. In addition to her instructor duties, Katherine is a working printmaker, specializing in lithography and silkscreen. Her works have been on display at the FluxSpace Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, The Firehouse Gallery, Augusta, GA, The Mahan Gallery, Columbus OH, and others. She is currently teaching Understanding the Visual Arts & Printmaking at Gulf Coast State College.

Five Poemsby Marina Blitshteyn

"I Should've Gotten a Chin Implant"Zoe Ruiz Interviews Vanessa Caroline