I’m a writer-for-hire based in Whitehorse, the capital city of Canada’s Yukon Territory. I’ve done all sorts of writing and editing work in the eight years since I quit my day job and started freelancing full-time – travel writing, sports writing, movie reviews, grant writing, copy writing, blogging… – but these days I’m focused mainly on narrative nonfiction in its various forms: personal essays, reported features, and all the shades in between.
You can find my stories in Outside, Pacific Standard, Bloomberg Businessweek, AFAR, Grantland, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Hakai, Hazlitt, and many more outlets in print and online. I’m a former associate editor and contributing editor at Up Here, an award-winning magazine focused on the Canadian north, and a founding contributor to Vela, an online magazine of creative nonfiction. I was also a longtime editor at World Hum, where in addition to editing others’ work I wrote occasional blog posts and travel-themed personal essays.
I like to write about travel, sports, outdoor adventure, and the ways we interact with the wilderness. I’ve also dabbled in crime writing, and spent the past few years covering the Yukon mining industry. I’m interested in the changes and conflicts that are coming to Alaska and the Canadian North, and to the North American West more generally – in 2015, I wrote a column for Pacific Standard called Dispatches From a Changing Arctic. My stories have been listed as notable selections in The Best American Essays 2015 and 2013, The Best American Travel Writing 2015, and The Best American Sports Writing 2016 and 2013; my work has also been regularly cited by Longform, Longreads, Byliner, The Browser, Nieman Storyboard, and Lady Journos. In 2015 I was a finalist for a Canadian National Magazine Award.
Need to reach me? Email eva[dot]jt[dot]holland[at]gmail[dot]com. I’m also on Twitter: @evaholland.