Charmaine Wilkerson is from New York, has lived in Jamaica, 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 BLACK CAKE will be published in February 2022. Charmaine is represented by Madeleine Milburn at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.
Debut novel due out in February 2022.
"I was instantly taken in by this multigenerational tale of identity, family, and the lifelong push and pull of home."--—Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes
Publishers: Penguin Michael Joseph in the UK & Ballantine Books in the US.
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
FlashBack Fiction - Balm
Reflex Fiction - Anger Management - Winner, Winter 2017 Prize
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
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
GUEST JUDGE/READER FOR
Bath Flash Fiction Award
New Flash Fiction Review
National Flash Fiction Day 2019 & 2020
Many thanks to the following residential writing programs: Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, and Bread Loaf in Sicily.