Echoes from the West

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Name: Echoes from the West
Date(s): 2004 to 2020
Archivist: Elvaron
Founder: Elvaron
Type: fanfiction
Fandom: Saiyuki
URL: eFiction site
AO3 collection
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Echoes from the West is an efiction archive for Saiyuki fanfiction. It had 627 stories by 118 authors.[1]

The archive's home page


On 5 April 2020, the archivist Elvaron announced that the site would be closing:

After many years of lying dormant, EftW will be closing its doors with effect from 31 July 2020. At that time, any existing data (including stories) will be destroyed.

Unfortunately, the code is incredibly broken and there is no simple solution to transfer ownership of the archive. If you have any stories that you love or which you own and would like to keep, I would advise that you download them and save them. If you are the author, you may wish to consider moving to Archive of Our Own.

It's been a long journey but we all need to get to the West some time! Thank you for joining me on this ride.[2]

In December 2021, it was announced that Echoes from the West would be moving to the Archive of Our Own as an Open Doors Project.[3] The import was completed in October 2023.[4]


  1. ^ Echoes from the West homepage (accessed 23 May 2021).
  2. ^ Echoes from the West homepage (accessed 23 May 2021).
  3. ^ Echoes from the West is Moving to the AO3 (Accessed 14 December 2021)
  4. ^ Echoes from the West (Accessed 9 October 2023)