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. The discuss a formative love for mythology, writing from the perspective of a child, and creating complex characterization. Check it out!
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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."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Following our episode on FATE, our producer, Shriya, talks with featured author Cero Lopez about astrology, sexually transmitted monsters, and DnD.
Get involved with our show - consider submitting your LGBTQ+ horror fiction to be featured on our show! We are currently seeking submissions for JOURNEYS due March 4th.
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.
If you're in the Portland, OR area, get your tickets for the Feb 14th Queer Horror screening of "Bride of Chucky" here!
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.
Submissions for Episode 4 FATE are due December 29th. Consider sending us some fiction, poetry, music, or even visual art!
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.
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.