Monsters Out of the Closet

A LGBTQ+ HORROR FICTION PODCAST

Monsters Out of the Closet is a horror fiction podcast dedicated to proudly featuring spooky and strange stories, poetry, songs, and other creative content from diverse LGBTQ+ voices.

Bonus - Interview with Venus

Returning contributor, Venus, discusses her works "Lossless" and "It Gets Better." In a powerful and honest conversation, she and our producer, Nicole, address the homophobic discrimination that inspired her second piece. Their conversation covers emotions as ranging as monstrous anger, frustration with consolation, and gay righteousness.

We are still currently seeking submissions for Halloween episode and beyond. Consider submitting today!

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Episode 10 - Reclaim

The heroines in this month’s episode are out for vengeance, justice, and the power they deserve. Witness, as they RECLAIM their stories and find their voices in the ever-evolving horror genre.

Featuring "It Gets Better", written by Venus and read by B; “RIP - a kirtan”, written by Shriya Venkatesh and performed by Taara Rangan; and “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, written by Nicole Calande and read by Lindsay Holt. Music and sound by InspectorJ, PremiumBeat.com, Benboncan, and composer Carter Burwell.

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We are still currently seeking submissions for our fall 2018 episodes and beyond.

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Interview with Ada Dela Cruz

From Filipina moms, campus cats, and misunderstood monsters—our producer, Nicole, discusses our latest featured piece "Little Leap of Logic" with author and student Ada Dela Cruz. They discuss the inspirations of the piece, the characters, and possible web comic adaptations.

We are still currently seeking submissions for our August through October episodes. Consider submitting today!

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Episode 9 - Liberate

Life, but not as we know it… Area 51’s finest minds join an unexpected fight for freedom and find a little freedom for themselves along the way.

Featuring "Little Leap of Logic" written by Ada Dela Cruz, and performed by Lara Elaine, Zach Wells, Lucille Valentine, Eric Little, and Sam Andico (IG: @sambajuice). Music by Kai Engel, and Sci-fi Laboratory Ambience by Iwan Gabovitch under CC-BY 3.0 License with sounds by wolick, swiftoid, Diboz, and beerbelly38.

We are still currently seeking submissions for our August-October episodes!

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In honor of PRIDE MONTH - consider supporting us (and our artists) through Patreon! Our goal is to reach 20 Patrons (at any level) by the end of June, so spread the word.

Bonus - Interview with Lindsay Holt

Our producer Nicole talks with "Song of Serena" author Lindsay Holt, who was featured in our May episode, CREATURES. They discuss the horror of Animorphs, mermaid world building, and owning your bisexuality.

We are still currently seeking submissions for our July-October episodes. Consider submitting today!

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Episode 8 - Creatures

It is time to celebrate beings both unique and strange, natural and supernatural. Our episode takes us beneath the waves, into the forest, and beyond to encounter the curious creatures within.

Featuring “Song of Serena” written by Lindsay Holt, read by Rachel Shaw; excerpts from “Cryptid Shindig” written by prolific crime author, Richard Stevenson, read by Janine Carmel; and "Hunting Season" written by producer Nicole Calande, read by Julian Lopez.

We are still currently seeking submissions for our summer and fall episodes. Consider submitting today!

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Bonus - Interview with Taara Rangan

Taara Rangan is a repeat MOutC contributor, as both a writer and a voice actor. She and our producer Shriya discuss her most recent piece, the audio play, "Lossless" from our most recent episode HAUNT. In a very giggly interview, they cover Bury Your Gays, South Asian LGBTQ+ identity, crying while voice acting, and more.

Our next full fiction episode, CREATURES, will be released May 29th.

We are still currently seeking submissions for our July episode. Consider submitting today!

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Episode 7 - Haunt

Art and obsession collide, their effects lingering ominously as characters find themselves haunted things they are unable to leave behind.

Featuring “The Music of Erich Zann” composed by Michael Evans; and "Lossless" written by Taara Rangan, concept by Venus. Performances by Taara Rangan, Pen Tynan (from Access:LARP), Anna Podds, and Danielle Williams.

We are still currently seeking submissions for our June and July episodes. Consider submitting today!


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Bonus - Producer Q&A

Halfway through our first podcasting year, producers Nicole and Shriya answer some listener questions about the Babadook, production workload, and some of the surprises and favorite moments from the last six months.

Consider supporting us and our LGBTQ+ artists on Patreon, and contributing content for future episodes. We are still currently seeking submissions for our May-July episodes.

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Bonus - Interview with Lucille Valentine

Lucille Valentine is a voice actor ("The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray," forthcoming), writer, sound designer, and soon-to-be podcast producer. Her audio play, “Garden” was recently featured in our latest episode, SECRETS. In her interview, Lucy discusses podcasting, representation, and the feminism of witches with our producer, Nicole.

For the full list of Lucy's podcast recommendations, click HERE.

Episode 5 - Secrets

A secret that keeps a family apart, and a secret that dooms an intolerant community. A secret kept, a secret hidden—both made with binding love.

Featuring "Drifting" written by Elana Stein and read by Nicole Calande; and "Garden," written by Lucille Valentine, and performed by Katie Youmans, Kiku Marie, and Eric Little.

Music by Ross Crean, David Hilowitz, and Kai Engel. Additional sound design was provided by Lucille Valentine, and additional effects created by newagesoup, Robinhood76, Mike Koenig, and killyourpepe.

We are still currently seeking submissions for our fifth episode, JOURNEYS, due by March 4th.

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Episode 4 - Fate

Impending, immutable, and impartial — fate can be truly frightening.

Featuring "You'll Be Glad For It," written and read by Taara Rangan; and "Lapse," written by Cero Lopez and read by Catherine Draper (find her on Twitter and Tumblr).

Currently seeking submissions for our fifth episode, JOURNEYS, due March 4th.

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Bonus - Interview with Anthony Hudson

In this special interview, artist and performer Anthony Hudson (aka Portland’s premiere drag clown, Carla Rossi) and producer Nicole Calande discuss their worst fears, sleep paralysis, and the QUEER HORROR film series that Carla Rossi hosts.

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Learn more about QUEER HORROR (@queerhorrorpdx, queer-horror.com) and Carla (@thecarlarossi), and check out their original artwork by Jason Edward Davis (@jasonedwarddavis).

If you're in the Portland, OR area, get your tickets for the Feb 14th Queer Horror screening of "Bride of Chucky" here!

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Episode 3 - Endings

Endings can be reflective, shocking, violent, and complicated...

Featuring "Cadmium" written and read by returning contributor Sarah Schaff; "The Night They Come Knocking" written by Liesl Matzka and read by Shriya Venkatesh; "Seasonal Rains" written and read by Sarah Schaff; "December Beneath Snow" written and read by Julian Lopez; and "Lamia" written by Victoria Black and read by Della Robertson-Glenn.

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Check out our Patreon to continue supporting the show, and learn more about upcoming submissions. Be sure to subscribe at Apple iTunesStitcherGooglePlaySoundCloud, or wherever you get podcasts. Also stay in touch and up-to-date on Twitter and Tumblr.

Bonus - Interview with Mason Brubaker

Producer Shriya Venkatesh talks with Mason Brubaker about heritage, monstrous feelings, and witch markets in Austin, Texas. Mason is the author of "The Well" featured in Episode 2 "Roots." She is also the author of "The Mera Triptypch."

You can find out more about Mason on Twitter.

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Submissions for Episode 4 FATE are due December 29th. Consider sending us some fiction, poetry, music, or even visual art!

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Episode 2 - Roots

The ties that bind and haunt us...

Featuring "Rust" written and recorded by producer Shriya Venkatesh; "Revelations" written and recorded by Sarah Schaff; and "The Well" written by Mason Brubaker of Eyetooth Fiction, recorded by Eric Little.

Submissions for Episode 3 ENDINGS is Sunday, November 26th (late submissions accepted through December 1st).

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Bonus - Interview with Ross Crean

It’s important to everyone here at Monsters Out of the Closet that we support our artists, especially through our platform, so we’re thrilled to have our recent composer, Ross Crean (he/they), in conversation about his opera “The Great God Pan,” which was featured in our first episode HALLOWEEN.

Check out Ross’ website, Facebook, SoundCloud, and the album for “The Great God Pan”.

Our next full fiction episode ROOTS will air on November 24th, and our next fiction submission cutoff for is November 26th for December's episode. Find our full calendar here.

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