Indianapolis (January 30, 2012) — Corey Michael Dalton has been named editor of the U.S. Kids magazine Jack and Jill. Dalton was previously the associate editor of America’s iconic magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, working under editorial director Steven Slon.
In his new position, Dalton will oversee editorial and story selection for Jack and Jill as well as the other kids’ titles in the Saturday Evening Post Society collection, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty.
Dalton has over 12 years of writing and editing experience at a variety of different media outlets. Prior to joining The Saturday Evening Post, Dalton was an editor at John Wiley & Sons where he worked on titles in the …For Dummies, CliffsNotes and Frommer’s Travel Guides lines of books. He has also written and edited for newspapers and corporate publications.
“The Saturday Evening Post publications are entering a new era and Corey will be at the helm to take our award winning children’s publications to the next level,” said Steven Slon, Editorial Director, The Saturday Evening Post.
Dalton is also the prose editor for Booth Literary Journal, an author of two blogs and a member of the Advisory Board of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library alongside such notables as reporter Morley Safer and comedian Lewis Black. He and his co-author, Bryland R. Sutton, recently completed a 25-chapter manuscript for a middle-grade fantasy novel called The Empress of Otherworld, which brings together Dorothy Gale, Peter Pan and Alice Liddell to battle a common enemy.
Dalton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English writing from DePauw University and will graduate in May with his Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Butler University.
U.S. Kids magazines, Turtle, Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill, are published by the nonprofit the Saturday Evening Post Society, based in Indianapolis. U.S. Kids magazines encourage children to strive for excellence and are designed to promote academics, personal fitness, medicine and science among all children in a format that is entertaining, engaging, and educational.