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.

 

UPCOMING Calls FOR SUBMISSIONs

Submissions of fiction, poetry, music, art, and more are always accepted on a rolling basis. *Upcoming episode themes, can be found below the calendar.*

To submit content:

At this time, 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!

You can also submit content directly to our Tumblr page.

To read/act for us:

If you would like to be a volunteer reader/voice actor, please fill out this form HERE.

Note:

We try to respond to all readers and artists within 48 hours. No ableist, racist, transphobic, homophobic or otherwise oppressive work will be accepted. Thank you!

UPcoming Themes

 
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Episode 13 - Halloween II

Our annual Halloween tribute episode - all pieces are welcome regardless of theme! Submissions are closed for this episode.


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Episode 14 - Familiar

The most familiar of figures, relationships, and creatures take a turn to the strange. Submissions are closed for this episode.


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Episode 15 - Darkness

What lurks in the shadows? We are seeking pieces that explore the unknown and the furthest reaches of our imagination. Submissions due October 28th.


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Episode 16 - Alien

In space no one can hear you scream... Take us beyond the reaches of Earth's gravity, or bring unearthly life into our orbit. Submissions due November 25th.


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Episode 17 - Fairy Tale

Fairy tales in their truest form have always been cautionary, violent, and shocking. We explore and celebrate a few classic tales. Submissions due December 30th.


Episode 18 - Gothic

From haunted manors, repressed secrets, and horrifying leaps of science and faith—this episode celebrates the tradition of Gothic literature and film. Submissions due January 27th, 2019.

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Episode 19 - Nightmare

Take us into your most terrifying dream. Waking up is optional... Submissions due February 24th, 2019.


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Episode 20 - Double

It is said that seeing a doppelgänger is an omen of death. From evil twins to ominous reflections, we explore doubles in all their permutations in this episode. Submissions due March 31st, 2019.


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Episode 21 - Sacrifice

Rituals and rites exact a menacing toll in this episode exploring belief and power. Submissions due April 21st, 2019.


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Episode 22 - Rot

Death. Decay. Ruin. Destruction. These factors are as inevitable as time's arrow. Submissions due May 26th, 2019


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Episode 23 - Vengeance

Vengeance is ours! Empower yourself. Exact ruthless justice this month. Submissions due June 30th, 2019.


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Episode 24 - Forbidden

Find the boundaries, the places we are not meant to tread, and jump those fences. This episode will exclusively feature work with mature content. Submissions due July 28th, 2019.


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Episode 25 - Halloween III

Our annual Halloween tribute episode - all pieces are welcome regardless of theme! Submissions due August 25, 2019.