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.” 


"UNTITLED 19, 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM, FEBRUARY 4, 2012" by Julia Dault

Untitled 19, 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm, February 4, 2012 Plexiglas, Tambour, Everlast boxing wraps, string Dimensions variable

Julia Dault is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2012, she will participate in "The Ungovernables," the New Museum's second Triennial; "Inside the White Cube," at White Cube Bermondsey; "Roundtable," the Ninth Gwangju Biennale; and "Rotary Connection" at Casey Kaplan Gallery. Her recent exhibitions include “Everything Must Go” at Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York;“Making Is Thinking” at Witte de With, Rotterdam (both 2011); and “Substance Abuse” at Leo Koenig Projekte, New York (2010). She presented “Total Picture Control,” a solo exhibition, at Blackston Gallery, New York (2010). She is on the faculty of the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, the New School for Design, in New York.

"These Gorgeous Girls"by Kayla Morse

Poemby Andrea Rexilius