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.

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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

Happy Friday the 13th!

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What a week! National Coming Out Day and Friday the 13th!! We hope you all had a wonderfully gay and spooky Friday to kick off the weekend. We definitely had a packed week! We not only posted a teaser, but we also left you a little treat, let's call it a bonus minisode. For all you cryptid lovers out there, you should definitely check it out.

As for now, we are still looking for submissions for future episodes. November's theme is "Roots" and can be explored in any way. Submissions for that episode are due October 29. For more details check out our Submit page. And if November's theme doesn't interest you, consider submitting a story, poem, song, or other piece for a later episode! The themes for the next 11 episodes are already listed under the submissions calendar because we have zero chill.

As we come closer and closer to our Halloween premiere, we'd just like to thank everyone for their support of this project. Seriously, it means a lot. Keep spreading the word and encouraging friends to participate and engage.

Love,

The Admin Monsters

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We are so grateful to those of you who reached out with interest and even submitted work to be featured in our first episode, which will premiere this Halloween. More details will emerge in the next couple of weeks, so in reward for that patience, expect to see some teasers among those updates.

For those still interested in being involved, we still accept submissions on a rolling basis and are always seeking new readers/voice actors!

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The Admin Monsters

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Submissions Update

Are you worried that you missed the chance to submit for the premier episode of Monsters Out of the Closet?

Creeping... towards... submission... deadlines...

Creeping... towards... submission... deadlines...

Never fear! We've extended our deadline to next week - October 1st! Remember - we are looking for all kinds of spooky, queer fiction and music of any length and style. Check out our Submit page for details on how to submit your work.

We already have received a couple of fresh submissions, and our co-producers Shriya and Nicole might even have a few pieces they'd like to share, so join the spooktacular party!

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The Admin Monsters

Coming soon... THIS HALLOWEEN

Welcome to Monsters Out of the Closet! We are the first LGBTQ+ horror fiction podcast out there and we are proud to celebrate ourselves and our own narratives.

Episodes will be released every month and will feature a range of fiction, poetry, music, and other incredible work by LGBTQ+ artists.

The first episode is slotted for a Halloween release and features.... YOU!

That's right - we are seeking submissions for written fiction, poetry, and even music from you, dear reader/listener. We are also seeking readers who would be interested in reading submissions and recording it. Authors are also welcome to record their own audio.

Us, reaching for submissions...

Us, reaching for submissions...

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, but September 22nd is the tentative cut-off for consideration for the premiere episode - so don't miss it! For more information on how to submit, be sure to check out the Submit tab.

In the meantime, also be sure to follow us on Tumblr and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (check back soon for a link).

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The Admin Monsters