About Us


About NuWine Press:

There are times when you must listen to the extremities of the body of Christ to hear His heart.

Prophetic voices are often exiled, but we believe there are nu vessels ready to welcome a word for our times. Our desire is to to hear ALL God is saying by listening to EVERY voice He uses: straight or gay, male or female, differently-abled, young, pastor, questioner, black or white.

NuWine Press is an independent publishing company founded in 2007 by Aimee Maude Sims. It is positioning itself to be the all-inclusive and LGBT-affirming voice in independent Christian publishing. NuWine Press is unique in that it is not affiliated with any other religious denomination, organization or publishing house. This will allow the publishing company to present high quality fiction, non-fiction, scholarly and resource books with an emphasis on providing sustenance for the spiritually thirsty.

NuWine Press released it’s first book this year – a collection of Christian poetry from LGBT believers and friends called RAW: A Poetic Journey – Finding a Way from Conflict to Revelation. If you have a manuscript you would like us to consider, reach us through our

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” (Luke 5:37-38/NKJV)

About the Founder: Aimee Maude Simpierre

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Minister Aimee Maude Simpierre discovered her editing talent as a teen when a church member invited her to assist with editing a quarterly faith journal that serviced their 2,000 member Harlem, NYC congregation. She carried her passion for writing and editing through Barnard college, where she edited the campus paper, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism where she specialized in magazine production. Sims also completed studies in web design at Medger Evers College. During her college years, Sims came out as a lesbian and upon graduating from Columbia began ministering to those who had been ostracized and spiritually violated because of their sexuality. Sims started NuWine Press in an effort to create a “literary safe space” for everyone within the realm of Christian publishing. She has a special concern for those who have been pushed to the “extremities” of the Body of Christ, in particular the LGBT community and persons with physical and mental challenges.

Simpierre started her professional journalism career on the national desk of The Associated Press where she interviewed various major, internationally known world and gospel music stars such as Kirk Franklin and CeCe Winans. For nearly ten years, Sims’ award-winning podcasts, photo essays, video spots, reviews and articles appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, and international papers. Simpierre is also a singer-songwriter who specializes in writing worship music and thoughtful adult contemporary songs. She was the winner of the first John Lennon Songwriter Scholarship award for her original composition “A Place to Belong” presented by John Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono. In college, Simpierre founded “Rhythms of Aqua,” a three-woman band that produced two independent albums and performed at Jones Beach, NY, as opening act for Sade and India Arie on their “Lover’s Rock” Tour. Currently, Simpierre ministers at The Potter’s House Church of the Living God. where she preaches, plays the piano, teaches bible study and prepared the choir for a 2007 performance of “You Raise Me Up” with Josh Groban at Madison Square Garden. In 2012 Minister Simpierre and her partner of 18 years, Myriam Simpierre, welcomed their first baby girl. Her ministry mission is to use every gift she has been given to share the truth of God’s gospel and His unconditional love.



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