Charmaine Wilkerson is from New York, has lived in the Caribbean, and does much of her writing in Italy. Her award-winning stories have appeared in various US and UK anthologies and magazines and her debut novel is scheduled for publication in 2022. She is represented by Madeleine Milburn at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.




How to Make a Window Snake - Ad Hoc Fiction (UK)

A story of identity, family and perseverance against the odds.

​​Winner, Bath Novella-in-Flash Award 2017

Winner, Best Novella, Saboteur Awards 2018



New Flash Fiction Review - Purr

Litro Magazine - Bite (also in the Best Microfiction 2020 anthology)

New Flash Fiction Review - Canyon Vista 

FlashFlood Journal - American Music (from the novella-in-flash, How to Make a Window Snake)

FlashBack Fiction - Balm

Reflex Fiction - Anger Management - Winner, Winter 2017 Prize

100 Word Story - Row + Far from this Howling Corner

Bending Genres - Holes

Fiction Southeast - The Laundry Room Comes First - Winner, Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize (also in the Best Microfiction 2019 anthology).

Spelk - Ash

Reflex Fiction - Eyebrows

FlashFlood Journal - What Cats Can Do


Best Microfiction 2020 - Bite

Best Microfiction 2019 - The Laundry Room Comes First

Things Left and Found by the Side of the Road (Bath Flash Fiction anthology) - Diagram of a Human Heart

Ripening: 2018 National Flash-Fiction Day Anthology - Pull - Second Prize, Microfiction Competition

The Lobsters Run Free (Bath Flash Fiction anthology) - Musk

To Carry Her Home (Bath Flash Fiction) - Five Months +

Three Scenes from a Tropical Island

Flash Fiction Festival One - The Pirate's House (also printed in Project Calm Magazine)



The American | In Italia - A Moveable Feast 

The Common - Island Lessons 

Fiction Southeast - A Review of Alligators at Night by Meg Pokrass

The American | In Italia - Ghost Town


  • New Flash Fiction Review (CNF) 

  • National Flash Fiction Day 2019 & 2020 

  • SmokeLong Quarterly

Many thanks to Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center and Bread Loaf in Sicily for providing space in their residential writing programs.


© 2017 C. Wilkerson 

Photos by R. Cheever & C. Wilkerson