Science Fiction Magazine

Short stories reminiscent of the golden age.

Officially a bestseller, December's issue now available.

Featured stories are free to read and listen. Subscribe to our podcast, or stream/download directly.

Bastion is a new science fiction magazine publishing digitally on the first of every month. Each issue will contain 7 to 9 original short stories. Immediate goals for our young magazine include establishing a solid reader base so our contributors can get paid professional rates for their work. As writers ourselves, we understand the importance of getting compensated for an author's work, so we evaluate what we can offer our authors each month. Additionally, we do our best to respond meaningfully to each submission within a reasonable amount of time, since we understand how frustrating it can be to wait for weeks or months without ever hearing back. We're also working toward becoming a qualifying market for the Science Fiction Writer's Association, which we hope will help to develop our contributor's professional qualifications.

Finally, although we do what we can to focus on our contributors, our ultimate goal is to publish stories of the highest quality for our readers.

As we're in the process of expanding and developing a reader base, we'd love it if you would tell your friends about us. 


R. Leigh Hennig, Editor-in-Chief

Nick Lazzaro, Assistant Editor

Milan Jaram, Cover Artist

T. Grace, Voiceover Specialist

Nancy Waldman, Slush Reader

Joseph J. Langan, Slush Reader

Alexis A. Hunter, Slush Reader

Lauren Hinkle, Slush Reader

Coral Moore, Slush Reader

Bastion Publications
P.O. Box 605
Lynnwood, WA 98046-0605

ISSN 2375-2610 (print)
ISSN 2375-2602 (online)

Please direct all comments or questions to [email protected]

We're a startup magazine, and it takes time to establish a readership. Your donations are directly used to fund payments to our contributors. Support Bastion. Support our authors. Donations of the following amounts receive the following:

  • $10: a free copy of the issue in the month you've donated
  • $25: a free copy, plus a one-on-one detailed review of your current work-in-progress with our editor-in-chief
  • $50+: all of the above, plus a yearly subscription

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