Frequently Asked Questions
Click on a topic below to get relevant answers to these frequently asked questions:
Q: I need a recipe you published a few years ago. Can you help me?
A: Most of our recipes are available online. If you don’t see the one you want in Food & Entertaining, visit our sister site, http://www.tasteofhome.com/ and enter the recipe name or keyword in the Search box at the top of the page.
Q: That site won’t let me get to a recipe from your latest issue!
A: Most of our recipes are open for everyone to view; those from the past year, however, are available to subscribers to Country Woman or subscribers to any of the Taste of Home magazines.
Q: I’m looking for a craft project from your current issue that mentioned patterns were available online. Where can I find it?
A: Click Magazine on the blue bar at the top of the page, and then choose the link to the craft from the issue’s table of contents.
Q: Your downloadable patterns aren’t working. Help!
A: Downloading patterns requires that you have Adobe Acrobat software on your computer. It’s free and installs quickly – download it here, now.
Q: Can you send me instructions and patterns from an issue from several years back?
A: We’re building our craft archive, and placing most instructions online, organized by technique and seasonality, so check under Crafts first. If it’s not there yet, please be patient—we’ve published many projects over the years and it may take awhile to get to them all. You can also try asking in our Community Chat or on our Facebook page.
Q: I’m moving. Can I change my address and find how many issues are left on my subscription?
A: Contact Customer Care online or call 888-861-1264 for inquiries about subscriptions, renewals, information changes, gifts, payments or other account information.
Q: I just sent my payment! Why are you still mailing me reminders?
A: We apologize for any extra reminders about your subscription expiring! Those mailings are prepared in advance and sometimes cross paths with checks arriving. If you have additional questions, please contact Customer Care.
Q: My magazine is really late. What should I do?
A: Many factors affect delivery; it’s possible you might receive your issue two weeks later than your friend. If your issue is consistently late, it’s usually a post office issue, so check with your local branch office. If you believe it’s something on our end, please contact Customer Care.
Q: Can I buy additional or back issues of Country Woman?
A: A limited number of issues are available for purchase here.
Q:Do you donate old magazines to churches, schools or other worthy organizations?
A: Unfortunately, we don’t maintain a large supply of back issues we’d need to do so.
Q: I’d like to suggest a story, share a photo or an an embarrassing moment or invite Ann Kaiser for a workday. How do I do that?
A: Use our submission form to submit material for us to consider…or to comment on or suggest a story.
Q: How do I enter your contests?
A: For information on our frequent recipe contests, along with any other current contests, please click here.
Q: It’s really important that your antique expert appraise my heirloom. Will she do it soon?
A: Our expert receives so many letters that it’s impossible for her to respond personally.
If there’s not a similar item already featured in What’s it Worth, email firstname.lastname@example.org and use “Antique Expert” as your subject line. Be sure to include: 1) Several well-lit, sharply focused shots of your item from several angles, making sure the entire item is visible and including any markings. 2) any information you have about the item and its history, including how long you’ve owned it. 3) your full name, mailing address and daytime phone number should our expert want to ask questions.
Photos need to be 300 dots per inch (dpi) and a file size that’s at least 1 MB to print clearly.
Q: How can I contribute to your Idea Gallery?
A: We love to see photos of the recipes and crafts you’ve made from Country Woman! Use our submission form here.
Q: Where are the kitchen floor plans?
A: In the Kitchen stories which can be found in Kitchen Design Ideas under Home and Garden. We obtain floor plans whenever possible, but some kitchens do not have one.
Q: I’m looking for a story from a few years ago that appeared in Country Woman. Can you help?
A: We hope you can find the story on our ever-expanding website. We sincerely wish we had the resources to track older stories down.
Q: Are you going to publish the story and photos I submitted months ago? I haven’t heard anything!
A: Thanks for sharing your material; Country Woman depends on readers like you. With the volume of submissions we receive, we can no longer track the status of individual items, nor can we return materials, even with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. So please, make a copy before submitting.
We plan issues far in advance; we often keep material on file for long stretches of time, especially seasonal items. We do evaluate every submission carefully, and wish we had the space to share more of them.
Q: I’d like to contact someone featured in one of your stories. Can you help?
A: Sorry, we’re unable to forward contributors’ addresses or phone numbers. If the story mentions the person’s blog or website, you can try contacting them there.
Q: Can I still submit a story, photo or comment by mail?
A: Sure! Just remember to include your full name, mailing address, daytime phone number and email address. Find our mailing address here.
Q: Where do I sign up for your free newsletter?
A: Right here!