Charmaine Wilkerson was born in New York, has lived in the Caribbean, and does much of her writing in Italy. Her work has appeared in Best Microfiction 2020 and other anthologies and magazines. She is the author of the award-winning novella-in-flash How to Make a Window Snake and has worked in news and communications.




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

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

Winner, Best Novella, Saboteur Awards 2018

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



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 

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

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

Three Scenes from a Tropical Island

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



The Common - Island Lessons 

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

(b)OINK - A Hot Summer

The American | In Italia - Ghost Town

The American | In Italia - A Moveable Feast 

Thanks to Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, Bread Loaf in Sicily and Flash Fiction Retreats for providing residential writing programs.


© 2017 C. Wilkerson 

Photos by R. Cheever & C. Wilkerson