Monsters Out of the Closet


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.



Submissions of fiction, poetry, music, art, and more are always accepted on a rolling basis.

Upcoming episode themes, can be found below the calendar.

To submit content:

At this time, fill out the following form HERE to submit content to us. Please specify if you are submitting for a specific episode and whether you would like editorial feedback!

You can also submit content directly to our Tumblr page.

Submissions are compensated at $0.01/word for previously published pieces, and $0.02/word for first run. Music is compensated at $1/minute for previous released, and $2/minute for music released through us. All pieces under 500 words or 5 minutes are compensated at a $5 flat rate.

To read/act for us:

If you would like to be a volunteer reader/voice actor, please fill out this form HERE.


We try to respond to all readers and artists within 48 hours. No ableist, racist, transphobic, homophobic or otherwise oppressive work will be accepted. Thank you!

UPcoming Themes

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Episode 13 - Halloween II

Our annual Halloween tribute episode - all pieces are welcome regardless of theme! Submissions are closed for this episode.

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Episode 14 - Familiar

The most familiar of figures, relationships, and creatures take a turn to the strange. Submissions are closed for this episode.

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Episode 15 - Darkness

What lurks in the shadows? We are seeking pieces that explore the unknown and the furthest reaches of our imagination. Submissions due October 28th.


Episode 16 - Alien

In space no one can hear you scream... Take us beyond the reaches of Earth's gravity, or bring unearthly life into our orbit. Submissions due November 25th.

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Episode 17 - Fairy Tale

Fairy tales in their truest form have always been cautionary, violent, and shocking. We explore and celebrate a few classic tales. Submissions due December 30th.

Episode 18 - Gothic

From haunted manors, repressed secrets, and horrifying leaps of science and faith—this episode celebrates the tradition of Gothic literature and film. Submissions due January 27th, 2019.

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Episode 19 - Nightmare

Take us into your most terrifying dream. Waking up is optional... Submissions due February 24th, 2019.


Episode 20 - Double

It is said that seeing a doppelgänger is an omen of death. From evil twins to ominous reflections, we explore doubles in all their permutations in this episode. Submissions due March 31st, 2019.


Episode 21 - Sacrifice

Rituals and rites exact a menacing toll in this episode exploring belief and power. Submissions due April 21st, 2019.

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Episode 22 - Rot

Death. Decay. Ruin. Destruction. These factors are as inevitable as time's arrow. Submissions due May 26th, 2019


Episode 23 - Vengeance

Vengeance is ours! Empower yourself. Exact ruthless justice this month. Submissions due June 30th, 2019.

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Episode 24 - Forbidden

Find the boundaries, the places we are not meant to tread, and jump those fences. This episode will exclusively feature work with mature content. Submissions due July 28th, 2019.


Episode 25 - Halloween III

Our annual Halloween tribute episode - all pieces are welcome regardless of theme! Submissions due August 25, 2019.