Charmaine Wilkerson is from New York, has lived in the Caribbean, and does much of her writing in Italy. A former news and communication professional, she has published award-winning stories in various anthologies and magazines. Her debut novel is scheduled for publication in 2022. Charmaine is represented by Madeleine Milburn at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.

 
 

Works

NOVELLA-IN-FLASH

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

SELECTED SHORT STORIES

New Flash Fiction Review - Purr

Litro Magazine - Bite (selected for 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 (selected for publication in Best Microfiction 2021)

Bending Genres - Holes

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

Spelk - Ash

Reflex Fiction - Eyebrows

FlashFlood Journal - What Cats Can Do

ANTHOLOGIES

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)

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SELECTED ESSAYS

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

GUEST JUDGE/READER FOR

  • Bath Flash Fiction Award

  • New Flash Fiction Review

  • National Flash Fiction Day 2019 & 2020 

  • SmokeLong Quarterly

Many thanks to the following residential writing programs: Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, and Bread Loaf in Sicily.

 
CONTACT

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Photos by R. Cheever & C. Wilkerson