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.” 


Via Negativa by Maggie Millner

Reality is just a giant nip-slip Nature, the Internet Fine art is a nip-slip And every drug you ever did Loving someone is a nip-slip Not to mention sex The tree by my house is in a constant state of nip-slip The white-sand beach, forget it A beautiful man is a nip-slip And God, an areola that is slipping through the fog Lightning is the nip-slip of a galaxy And nightmares are a nip-slip into hell My life is a long, slow nip-slip I grasp alarmingly for others at the moment That a nip slips into view My loneliness is a nip I show to no one Like an unflattering photo from my youth       Maggie Millner lives in California, and her work has appeared in Phoebe, Interrupture, 32 Poems, and elsewhere.

You Sweeten My Hours by Sheena MJ Cook

NOR DO THEY by Jaclyn Watterson