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Monsters Out of the Closet

Summary: Monsters Out of the Closet is a horror fiction podcast dedicated to proudly featuring spooky, suspenseful, and strange stories, poetry, songs, and other creative content from diverse LGBTQ+ voices.

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  • Artist: Nicole Calande and Shriya Venkatesh
  • Copyright: Copyright 2018 Monsters Out of the Closet


 Bonus - Interview with Lucille Valentine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:15:53

Lucille Valentine (@severelytrans) is a voice actor ("The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray," forthcoming), writer, sound designer, and soon-to-be producer of audio dramas. Her audio play, “Garden” was recently featured in our latest episode, SECRETS. In her interview, Lucy discusses podcasting, representation, and the feminism of witches with our producer, Nicole.

 Episode 5 - Secrets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:24:06

A secret that keeps a family apart, and a secret that dooms an intolerant community. A secret kept, a secret hidden—both made with binding love. Featuring "Drifting" written by Elana Stein and read by Nicole Calande; and "Garden," written by Lucille Valentine (@severelytrans), and performed by Katie Youmans (@kateryoumans), Kiku Marie (, and Eric Little. Music by Ross Crean, David Hilowitz, and Kai Engel. Additional sound design was provided by Lucille Valentine. Find out more on

 Bonus - Interview with Cero Lopez | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:17:44

Following our episode on FATE, our producer, Shriya, talks with featured author Cero Lopez about astrology, sexually transmitted monsters, and DnD. Get involved with our show - consider submitting your LGBTQ+ horror fiction to be featured on our show! We are currently seeking submissions for JOURNEYS due March 4th. Visit for more details.

 Episode 4 - Fate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:44:47

Impending, immutable, and impartial — fate can be truly frightening. Featuring "You'll Be Glad For It" written and read by Taara Rangan (; and "Lapse," written by Cero Lopez and read by Catherine Draper (@FumblesMcStupid). Currently seeking submissions for our fifth episode, JOURNEYS, due March 4th. Learn more on our website:

 Bonus - Interview with Anthony Hudson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:35:01

In this special interview, artist and performer Anthony Hudson (aka Portland’s premiere drag clown, Carla Rossi) and producer Nicole Calande discuss their worst fears, sleep paralysis, and the QUEER HORROR film series that Carla Rossi hosts. Learn more about QUEER HORROR (@queerhorrorpdx, and Carla (@thecarlarossi), and check out awesome original artwork by @jasonedwarddavis.

 Episode 3 - Endings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:32:34

Endings can be reflective, shocking, violent, and complicated... Featuring "Cadmium" written and read by returning contributor Sarah Schaff; "The Night They Come Knocking" written by Liesl Matzka and read by Shriya Venkatesh; "Seasonal Rains" written and read by Sarah Schaff; "December Beneath Snow" written and read by Julian Lopez; and "Lamia" written by Victoria Black and read by Della Robertson-Glenn. For more episode, artist, and Patreon details and upcoming calls for submissions, visit our website ( Follow us on Twitter (@Pod_Monsters) and Tumblr (monstersoutofthecloset.tumblr).

 Bonus - Interview with Mason Brubaker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:15:03

Producer Shriya Venkatesh talks with Mason Brubaker about heritage, monstrous feelings, and witch markets in Austin, Texas. Mason is the author of "The Well" featured in Episode 2 "Roots." She is also the author of "The Mera Triptypch." To access this story check out our website. You can find out more about Mason on Twitter (@jabbershire). -- Submissions for Episode 4 FATE are due December 29th. Learn more at or @Pod_Monsters.

 Episode 2 - Roots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:20:29

The ties that bind and haunt us... Featuring "Rust" written and recorded by producer Shriya Venkatesh; "Revelations" written and recorded by Sarah Schaff; and "The Well" written by Mason Brubaker of Eyetooth Fiction (@jabbershire), recorded by Eric Little. Submissions for Episode 3 ENDINGS is November 26th (late submissions accepted through December 1st). Follow us on Twitter (@Pod_Monsters) and Tumblr (monstersoutofthecloset.tumblr).

 Episode 2 - Teaser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:01:22

The roots are growing... Episode 2 (ROOTS) airs this Friday, November 24th. Submissions for Episode 3 (ENDINGS) are due November 26th. Follow us on Twitter (@Pod_Monsters) and Tumblr (monstersoutofthecloset.tumblr).

 Bonus - Interview with Ross Crean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:16

It’s important to everyone here at Monsters Out of the Closet that we support our artists, especially through our platform, so we’re thrilled to have our recent composer, Ross Crean (he/they), in conversation about his opera “The Great God Pan,” which was featured in our first episode HALLOWEEN. Our next full fiction episode ROOTS will air on November 24th, and our next fiction submission cutoff is November 26th for December's episode - so please consider submitting.   Learn more:   Twitter (@Pod_Monsters)

 Episode 1 - Halloween | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:53:35

The best night of the year is upon us. Happy Halloween! Collect your tricks and treats. Featuring: "In the Garden" and "An Artist Meets His Maker" from Ross Crean's opera "The Great God Pan," "Click" written by Lucian Clark and read by Taara Rangan (previously published on Gender Terror), "The Harvest" written by Nicole Calande and read by Rachel Shaw, "Into the Woods" written anonymously and read by Shriya Venkatesh, and "The Ritual" written by Sarah Schaff and read by Max George (from the podcast Scream Kings). To learn more about these pieces, the artists, and our readers, visit out website ( You can also follow us on Tumblr, or on Twitter (@Pod_Monsters).

 Episode 1 - Trailer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:01:40

An old house… A dark hallway closet… The closet door is open. They called us monsters, so monsters we became. We are Monsters Out of the Closet. Our first full-length episode premieres in a few days - on Halloween 2017. Twitter (@Pod_Monsters) Tumblr (monstersoutofthecloset.tumblr)

 Bonus - "Find Me in the Flatwoods" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:05:54

"Find Me in the Flatwoods" - Written and Read by Nicole Calande. Do you believe in fate? Connection? The otherworldly? The power of a date? Happy Friday the 13th. Subscribe at Apple iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, or wherever you get podcasts. -- Fiction submissions for our November episode are due October 29. More details can be found on our website, You can also follow us on Twitter @Pod_Monsters and on Tumblr at

 Teaser 2 - Crawling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:01:05

A primordial being is born from the earth. -- Fiction submissions for our November episode are due October 29. More details can be found on our website You can also follow us on Twitter @Pod_Monsters and on Tumblr at

 Teaser 1 - A Voice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:46

A voice singing in the ether... Premiering Halloween 2017. -- @Pod_Monsters


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