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.

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Ch-ch-changes... (Good ones! We promise!)

Thanks so much for your continued support with our recently inconsistent posting schedules. Running a podcast between two very stressed people with full time jobs is a challenge, but rest assured, we are committed to this project.

We are so grateful to have gotten lots of help from supporting producer and frequent contributor, Taara Rangan, and recent sound design and audio editing support from Allara Din.

However, even with the additional help, we recognize that our podcast workload is too great to be sustainable in the long run. After much thought and deliberation, we are making some changes to our programming to help us keep regularly putting out content we can be proud of.

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First, on our main feed, you will see some changes including likely moving our bonus interviews into text format, where they will live on our website. Most obvious, we will be incorporating an off-season into our podcast schedule. Production—including submission calls, audio adaptation, and recording—will run from February to October, with episodes now releasing every other week from October to February. This new schedule will take effect this October.

In addition, we are saying goodbye to some of our more time-intensive Patreon rewards and adding new sneak peak rewards. For our Patrons, check out the Patreon for more details.

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In the meantime, get ready because submissions will reopen between April 1st and April 30th to fill the remainder of our Season 3 episodes. We hope to see your submissions in our inbox!

Thank you all again—we love this project and we so appreciate you being a part of it.

The Monster Admins

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!


The Admin Monsters

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




The Admin Monsters