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.

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Bonus - Interview with Liesl Matzka

In one of our last bonus interviews (in audio format), our supporting producer and frequent contributor, Taara Rangan chats with author (and former roommate), Liesl Matzka about her piece, Beneath the Surface, which was recently featured in FAIRY TALE. They discuss a formative love for mythology, writing from the perspective of a child, and creating complex characterization. Check it out!

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Bonus - Live(ish) from PodCon 2

Producers Shriya and Nicole take you inside the many highlights from PodCon 2, including hilarious live events, the wonderful podcasters we met, and even a few steps we are taking to welcome other marginalized voices in our show.

Some podcasts we’re excited about: Liberty: Tales From the Tower, History is Gay, Tides, Crossing Wires, Insula, and Unwell. Check out some of the podcast creators we connected with: Lucille Valentine, Kaitlin Statz, Georie Taylor, and TK Dutes.

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Bonus - Interview with Jeff Baker and Phantom of the Cinema Excerpt

Nicole and recently featured author, Jeff Baker, have a quick creator chat about his piece, "Something in the Dark," and discuss everyday eeriness, writing what you know, and building a regular writing process. After this mini-interview, we have a quick excerpt from our Patreon movie review of Netflix's "Hold the Dark."

Check out Jeff’s Facebook page and weekly column, as well as some of the sites he contributes to and follows, including Queer SciFi (X) and Friday Flash Fics.

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Bonus - Interview with Ari Reider and Nicole Penrod

Shriya sits down with "Carmen Deer" writer and voice actor, Ari Reider, and voice actor, Nicole Penrod. Together they discuss existential fears, marginalized identities within the genre and format, complicated queer heroes, and more.

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Bonus - Interview with Lucian Clark

Creator of GenderTerror.com (@itsGenderTerror) and recent contributor, Lucian Clark, sits down with Shriya to discuss their piece, "The Bag" and the importance of LGBTQ+ narratives and creators in the horror genre.

You can find Lucian’s book here, and their Gaymer X interview here.

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Bonus - Interview with Julian Lopez

Julian Lopez is a Portland-based visual artist and writer. His poetry and voice acting have been frequently featured on our podcast, most recently in Episode 11, NATURE. Our producer Nicole and Julian discuss his artistic process, themes of memories and trauma, surrealist imagery, and the complexities of darkness.

We are still currently seeking submissions for our fall 2018 episodes and beyond—be sure to check out our updated themes.

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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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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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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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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 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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Bonus - "Find Me in the Flatwoods"

In honor of Friday the 13th, we wanted to release a special minisode, a teaser of the kind of stories to come. Without further ado...

"Find Me in the Flatwoods" - Written and Read by Nicole Calande

Do you believe in fate? Connection? The otherworldly? The power of a date? Happy Friday the 13th.

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Fiction submissions for our November episode are due October 29. More details can be found on our website HERE.

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