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.” 


Three Paintingsby Shurooq Amin

Shurooq Amin is a Kuwaiti/Syrian artist and poet. Her paintings can be found at the Bayan Palace/Amiri Diwan (Kuwait), the Museum of Modern Art (Kuwait), OPEC headquarters (Vienna), the Shiseido company (Paris) and in private collections all over the world.

"My Autoerotic Subjectivity"by Krystal Languell

Three Poemsby Iris Cushing