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About Errant

At Errant, we’re interested in the intersection between travel and art. We publish and promote travel writing that is well-written and offers real insight into the places and people encountered along the way. Based in Canada, Errant primarily features work from Canadian writers and photographers reflecting on their lives abroad. However, we also publish the odd “honourary” Canadian. As well as those who choose to wander a bit closer to home.

Our name is inspired by the Antoine Gérin-Lajoie song, Un Canadien errant, about the men and women forced into exile for their participation in the Lower Canada Rebellion (la Guerre des patriotes). Our magazine will seek to reflect that rebellious nature, celebrate lost causes and those who stand up for what they believe in, and reflect the hardships associated with being far from one’s family, friends and home. We’ll also hold true to the English definitions of the word: erring or straying from the proper course or standards; and, of course, traveling in search of adventure.

Our articles appear biweekly, and will be published every other Monday.

Errant is a non-profit society, which is currently run without advertising revenue or government funding. If you like what you’re reading and would like for us to be able to continue, please consider making a donation by clicking the link below.




We are currently accepting pitches and submissions in all genres: Essay, Reportage, Poetry, Photo Essay, Fiction and Reviews. A $100 honorarium will be offered for accepted submissions. If you have something that you think belongs among our digital pages, please send it to:


Who We Are

Chris Oke has lived in Japan, Switzerland, China, Mexico, Argentina and France. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and is currently working as a freelance journalist and editor in Dar es Salaam.


Kristian Jebsen has lived and worked in Denmark, Ecuador and Brazil. He is pursuing a Masters of Journalism at New York University, and is currently living in Montreal.