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 Tara Marynowsky

Tara Marynowsky is an Australian artist based in Sydney. She is a mixed-media artist who primarily works with watercolours. Her work depicts surreal characters and spiritual meetings. She explores themes of beauty, horror, love and loss.

Three Poemsby Emma Aylor

"Shove and Punched"by Kayla Blatchley