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.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

 Vogueing + Pumpkin Head = Gay Icon? Yes!

Vogueing + Pumpkin Head = Gay Icon? Yes!

We at Monsters Out of the Closet are so thrilled to not only be celebrating Halloween, but also the successful end of our first year as a podcast. Our producers, Nicole and Shriya started this podcast to help fill a void in LGBTQ+ representation in horror, so we are pleased that this project has grown to a point where we can compensate our artists and be a part of a growing community of LGBTQ+ horror fans and podcasters.

 Our new stickers look spooktacular!

Our new stickers look spooktacular!

Now as we enter our second year, we are celebrating with our annual Halloween episode, which is out now, and a month-long fundraiser for our Patreon. If you become a new or upgrading member before November 30th, you can receive a free first-edition sticker (designed by Allie Schaff). We hope to expand our merchandise offerings in the coming months to include pins, t-shirts, and prints. As a non-profit podcast, all financial support goals to compensating our artists and ensuring that we are able to continuing giving back to our community.

 There’s more to come in Year 2 of  Monsters Out of the Closet .

There’s more to come in Year 2 of Monsters Out of the Closet.

In addition to our new episode and exclusive merch offer on Patreon, we are also happy to be gaining more and more recognition online, like our recent inclusion in a roundup of diverse indie horror podcasts on The Mary Sue. All things considering, tings are boding well for Year 2 of Monsters (there are still plenty of opportunities to submit pieces for 2019).

We want to thank you from the bottom of our bloody hearts for your support. Have a very spooky and fun Halloween!

Love,

The Admin Monsters

Here's To Another Six Months!

Woohoo! We're at the halfway point of our first year, and we are so thrilled that our decrepit form is still roaming around. Thanks for moaning braaaiiinnss with us, dear #MonsterMob.

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We're so pumped about how the podcast has grown these past months as sound design has become more ambitious and content has forayed more into audio dramas. If you haven't heard our first full length original audio drama, "Swipe Left For Zombies," you should!

We are so appreciative to all of talented voice actors, writers, and musicians for contributing and we look forward to more incredible submissions. We are currently seeking submissions for our May through July episodes (CREATURES, LIBERATE, and RECLAIM).

You can also support the show through Patreon - all proceed go to covering our hosting overhead, and going towards the goal or paying all our writers (past and future).

It's been a haunting six months, here's to the next six <3

The Admin Monsters

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Pay the Ghouls

Hey monsters! If you like:

  • Compensating LGBTQ+ artists for their creations
  • Being in a delightful Discord with other horror nerds
  • Ponderous producer’s cuts of our episodes
  • Riotous reviews of horror movies
  • Nicole and/or Shriya (we’re not picky)

... then you should check out our new Patreon!

Our goal is to compensate all of our contributing artists (past and present) - and also to give you some really rad exclusive content!

Do the thing and watch our community grow! #PayArtists #PaytheGhouls

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Love,

The Admin Monsters

From PodCon to Beyond!

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Hello Monsters! First of all, thanks to everyone at PodCon who wanted to learn more about our podcast - you all rock! (To listen to previous episodes, you can check out out Listen tab, or subscribe wherever you get podcasts).

A lot of inspiration for this podcast came from podcasts like Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn't Dead, Lore, and Selected Shorts, and it was awesome to learn from, and even meet some of the people involved with those shows at PodCon.

 The amazing cast of Night Vale!

The amazing cast of Night Vale!

 Aaron Mahnke of  Lore , accompanied by the talented pianist Chad Lawson.

Aaron Mahnke of Lore, accompanied by the talented pianist Chad Lawson.

Since PodCon, we (Shriya and Nicole) have been talking about how to help this podcast grow, and how we can better connect with more of our listeners. On that front, we are launching exciting new efforts within our podcast in the next few days. (*cough* Patreon coming soon *cough*) Stay tuned!

We love our listeners and community so much, so thank you for being here with us!

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The Admin Monsters

The Phantom of the Opera is Here!

 Get to know our artists...

Get to know our artists...

We at Monsters Out of the Closet always offer our platform to our artists for featured interviews. This month we've interviewed composer Ross Crean, whose opera "The Great God Pan" was featured in episode 1, HALLOWEEN. Check out the interview here.

If you are an LGBTQ+ artist interested in horror, we'd love to feature you and your work. Our next submissions cutoff is November 26th for December's episode, ENDINGS.

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The Admin Monsters