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 are open from April 1 - April 30th

If you are a trans writer or writer of color, we strongly encourage your submission!

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 tracks, and $2/minute for music released through us. All pieces under 500 words or 5 minutes are compensated at a $5 flat rate.

We generally have difficulty accepting pieces over 5000 words long or under a page. No ableist, racist, transphobic, homophobic, sexist or otherwise oppressive work will be accepted. We evaluate graphic or triggering content on a case-by-case basis—but gratuitous sex and violence does not fit our show’s tone. Lastly, we only accept work by self-identified LGBTQ+ artists! Thank you!

To submit content:

First, please review our themes below to determine which are still open. Then, fill out the following form HERE to submit content to us. Be sure to specify which episode(s) you are submitting for and whether you would like editorial feedback!

We are always seeking new voice actors!

To read/act for us:

If you would like to be a volunteer reader or voice actor, please fill out this form HERE. You will need to record a short audio sample, so we’d recommend setting aside 5-10 minutes to complete this form in a quiet space.