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.” 


"Will Come to You Nude" by Jean Bowels

Hair is soft and shinny (she has a few flyaway hairs). She has NO haircuts, trims, re-root, missing or thinning plugs. She has no green ear (has never been treated for green ear). Some slight discoleration in the earring holes, not detected with the necked eye. May be shadow from the light. She has no nose nips or neck splits. She has one hole in each ear and there are no pinpricks, crews, cuts, gorges, stains or notable damage to her head or body. Her body is near perfect with no issues, arms, hips and head are very tight! She holds any position with no issues. No odor. If anything I would say she smeels like channel no 5!   Jean Bowels has nothing to report.

"George Saunders Does Not Need to Write a Goddamn Novel Already" by Anya Yurchyshyn

"The First Crossing" by Josephine Roele