I would like to encourage collectors to annotate collections using the
note-taking cheat-sheet which is posted under "Methodology" on the Amanita
I request that I be contacted by email or postal mail prior to being sent materials to examine.
As all your mycologists will probably say, I have an enormous backlog. I process material in response to the "squeakiest wheels" when other work permits.
As to writing up new species, of course, this is my job; however, I have a tremendous backlog and must heavily rely on others when a new species not already in my worklist comes along.
As you probably know, I interact with a wide variety of collectors rather often (through lectures, forays, Mushroomhunting, Mushroom Obsever, etc.).