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 typically accepted on a rolling basis. We are seeking just a few more submissions for Year 2, for which themes are listed below. Submissions for the remainder of Year 2 will close January 30, 2019. We will reopen submissions for Year 3 in Spring 2019.

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 consider all piece lengths, but generally have difficulty accepting pieces over 20 pages long or under a page. No ableist, racist, transphobic, homophobic, sexist or otherwise oppressive work will be accepted. Lastly, we only accept work by self-identified LGBTQ+ artists! Thank you!

To submit content:

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!

To read/act for us:

If you would like to be a volunteer reader or voice actor, please fill out this form HERE. We will follow up via email to collect further information for our directory.

UPcoming Themes


Episode 20 - Grave

Meet us by the old cemetery at midnight... Face your mortality upon the ground where mortals may fear to tread.


Episode 23 - Vengeance


Vengeance is ours! Empower yourself. Exact ruthless justice this month.

Episode 25 - Halloween III


Our annual Halloween tribute episode returns once more! All pieces are welcome regardless of theme.